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I used to be a voracious reader. In a way, I still am- however, books and magazines have been replaced by blogs and websites in my current nomadic lifestyle. I want to get back to the good stuff. Unsurprisingly, travel literature has always been my favorite genre. There’s nothing like Paul Theroux’s The Great Railway Bazaar…

I’m having some separation anxiety related to wrapping up the coverage of our six-week tour through Cambodia and Vietnam. This was my longest stretch ever of straight-up non-stop travel, and I learned a lot about both myself and the countries I was in. I can’t seem to let go, so here’s one more post to say…

“So, what do you want for your birthday?” Mark innocently asked. I grinned, and he immediately saw the glint in my eye. A look of horror. “Not that! Please not that!” He whimpered. “Just go by yourself!” But it was too late. The idea of getting Khmer portraits done at one of the hundreds of studios…

Our time in Cambodia had sadly come to an end. With only a few days left on our visas, we were back in Phnom Penh. Our main reason for coming was picking up some new visas, since you all voted to send us to Vietnam! But you know us, we had a few other interesting things…

Welcome to the third installment of my Where to Stay in Cambodia series! Previous editions covered the lovely temple town of Siem Reap and the bustling capital of Phnom Penh. Today I’m uncovering some of the hidden jems and popular favorites in the unofficial coastal capital of Sihanoukville. Budget / Counting Pennies   Beach Road Beach…

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Each month I take some time to reflect now just what I’m doing, but how I’m doing. You can read my previous roundups here, here, and here. You know what a Month 5 Roundup means, right? It means I’ve officially reached the half year anniversary of leaving home for this crazy journey around the world. Sometimes…

We woke up on day two of our diving trip with Island Divers to the sounds of the ocean and the feel of the breeze blowing up between the floorboards of our over-the-pier dorm. Koh Rong Samlom was stirring to life, and the village hummed with activity. While we were slightly bummed over our lackluster experience…

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