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A Day in Athens, Greece

Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013

Honestly, I was so relieved to get out of Cambodia. My journey to the airport was insane and solidified my feelings about the country. If I never return, it will be too soon. I had an 11-hour layover in Athens, Greece…

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Maybe you’ve noticed…

Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I haven’t been enjoying my time in Cambodia much. Just the opposite of my reaction to Crete, when I got to Phnom Penh, I had an instant visceral reaction that I did not like it. Realizing that I was experiencing culture shock to some degree I gave it some time. Two weeks to be…

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Cambodia Impressions: Bits and Pieces

Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Following is a collection of random observations and tidbits I’ve collected in my two weeks in Cambodia. The currency used in Cambodia is the US Dollar. There are no coins. Cambodian bills, called riels have such low value that they are used to give change. A…

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Phnom Penh Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields – Cambodia

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

To say that this was a depressing day would be too mild. I set out, not looking forward to visiting…

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A Visit to Silk Island (Koh Dach) and Exploring Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013

For three days I’ve been exhausted. My sleep schedule has been totally flipped, unable to stay…

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Meeting Up with A Familiar Face – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013

I’ve been battling a headache and fatigue since I got here two days ago. That 31-hour journey from frigid Virginia to hot Cambodia really sent my body for a loop. Fortunately, today I feel some…

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The Journey to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Leaving Virginia, my first flight (of four) was cancelled due to chilly temperatures. A two-hour cab ride to Washington D.C. reconciled that problem. After a seven hour flight to Frankfurt, I had a seven hour layover…

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