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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…

When you think of diving and South East Asia, what comes to mind? The coral reefs in Malaysia? The jellyfish of Palau? The liveaboards traversing the Similan islands? How about… diving in Cambodia? Most likely not. While neighboring Thailand is one of the world’s dive training meccas and Vietnam has its own scuba niche, Cambodia’s dive…

As fun as it was, hanging out on the beach and relaxing under the sun, we decided to spend our second day on Koh Rong doing something much more productive: walking through the jungle to the other side of the island, where we could hang out on the beach and relax under the sun. Luckily our…

As the ferry drew us further and further from Sihanoukville, I found myself feeling lighter. The sun was shining, the water was as clear as glass, and a hump of land in the distance was slowly growing larger. We were approaching Koh Rong, the second largest island in Cambodia, which in size compares to Hong Kong…

Like the one before, this week’s Photo of the Week also comes from one of Cambodia’s beautiful islands. We visited Koh Rong Samloem on a diving trip with Island Divers and well, I just can’t wait to tell you all about it. But for now, a teaser, in the form of Photo of the Week number…

So it turns out neither Mark or I won our wager over last week’s Photo of the Week. I had secretly been rooting for Photo D, of the gecko and the fruit, whereas Mark was gunning for Photo A, of the boy on the Tonle Sap river. The real winner? Photo C, of the monkey on…