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5 05, 2015

Room to Read Spring Benefit 5/6!

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: Africa, Asia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Los Angeles, SE Asia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania|Tags: , , , , |

      “If every child received an education, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty.”   ROOM TO READ's 5th Annual SPRING BENEFIT is happening tomorrow at a Private Estate in Beverly Hills! Last chance to purchase tickets to this fun & charitable fundraising event that goes towards building schools and libraries throughout Southeast [...]

22 07, 2009

Sihanoukville to Ho Chi Minh City

By | July 22nd, 2009|Categories: Cambodia, Vietnam|

In one Peace! Since the last post. We met the 4 awesome new friends we met while boating to dinner at our hotel. The BBQ special where you pick your own meat. I got the Squid again, YUMM, and we had a few beers. They were 2 guys from England who were school teachers traveling [...]

20 07, 2009

Lonely Planet’s Description of Cambodia

By | July 20th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

Lonely Planet = The Backpacker's Bible: There’s a magic about Cambodia that casts a spell on many who visit this charming yet confounding kingdom. Ascend to the realm of the gods at the mother of all temples, Angkor Wat, a spectacular fusion of symbolism, symmetry and spirituality. Descend into the hell of Tuol Sleng and [...]

20 07, 2009

Sihanoukville Beach, Cambodia

By | July 20th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

It's day 3 at the Beach on Cambodian's most southern tip. The guys want to stay a couple more days here. I'd like to get to Vietnam soon. Gotta keep truckin' along! We thankfully are staying at the best Bungalow hotel/restaurant/bar. Every night they have a special where a lady with a truck full of [...]

19 07, 2009

Conversations over the table #2

By | July 19th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

With Marc (MarcInTheWild.com). He mentioned "We decided that if we could take a girl to India and have her survive, Marry her immediately." Those are the exact thoughts of mine! Beyond the lists of "family oriented, funny, hard working, witty, tall, dark, handsome, philosophical, father material, good with your friends..." for my "ideal man".. To [...]

18 07, 2009

My Hero: Anthony Bourdain

By | July 18th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

"A photograph wouldn't do it. I know. I take them in my travels, look at them later-and they're inevitably, woefully flat, a poor substitute for the smell of a place, the feeling of being there. Videotape? It's another language altogether. You've turned what was experienced in Greek into Latin, edited places and people into something [...]

18 07, 2009

Khmer Rouge 1975-1979

By | July 18th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

1975: After taking power the Khmer Rouge leadership renamed the country Democratic Kampuchea. The Khmer Rouge subjected Cambodia to a radical social reform process that was aimed at creating a purely agrarian-based Communist society. The city-dwellers were deported to the countryside, where they were combined with the local population and subjected to forced labor. About [...]

17 07, 2009

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

By | July 17th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

Today us 3 caught the 7 am bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, Took about 6 hours. Without realizing when taking the free bus tickets, they were regular city busses, older and rockier. We usually get the highest class buses which would be no more than 2$. Oh well, an experience. Over half of [...]

16 07, 2009

Siem Reap Day 2

By | July 16th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

After my post yesterday I went back to the school for 3 hours to help with the class. The afternoon class was much smaller, about 6 students. One girl came back and was very eager to learn. During break, all the kids from the school (120ish) come out to play in the small playground. Little [...]

15 07, 2009

Poor School in Cambodia

By | July 15th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

There were a couple of brochures on Non-profit orgs for poor children & orphans in the area at our guesthouse - Siem Reap. I had written a couple through websites I found.. a few asking for large sums of donation, a few that did not need volunteers right now. I made a all to one [...]