Posts Tagged ‘southeast asia’

Volunteering at an orphanage…

Volunteering at an orphanage…

Nicole and I are volunteering at Future Light Orphanage (FLOW) , located outside of Phnom Phen. We will be living and working at the orphanage for the next week. If anyone is interested in donating to this organization please contact me. I will be able to get a receipt for taxes for those who wish […]

Life in the village vs. the city

Life in the village vs. the city

After spending a few days in Siem Reap, we took a six hour bus ride to the Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. The bus stopped a few times along the way so we could stretch our legs and get food. At one stop there was a large variety of cooked bugs and giant […]

In case you get confused in the toilet…

In case you get confused in the toilet…

just read the signs.

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

The city of Siem Reap serves as the gateway to the temple ruins of the Angkorian-era Khmer Empire. The Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins. We stayed three nights in town of Siem Reap which we found to be very touristy and felt extremely Westernized. Angkor has come to refer to the capital […]

Tubing down a dirty river in Vang Vieng

Tubing down a dirty river in Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is a small backpacker town surrounded by mountains & rivers. The main attractions are tubing, caves, and the natural mountain scenery and limestone hills. Almost all the restaurants have large televisions playing American sitcoms (usually Friends), episode after episode. We found this to be quite strange, but had no complaints as we watched […]

Plain of Jars & “The Secret War in Laos”

Plain of Jars & “The Secret War in Laos”

Most visitors come to the Xieng Khuang province to visit the mysterious Plain of Jars, a large group of historic cultural sites containing thousands of stone jars, which lie scattered throughout plain. *Archaeologists believe that the jars were used 1,500–2,000 years ago, by an ancient Mon-Khmer race whose culture is now totally unknown. Most of […]

More Bangkok and headed to the islands…

More Bangkok and headed to the islands…

After visiting the ruins in central Thailand, Nicole and I took a train back to crazy Bangkok. We had no choice but to ride 3rd Class: hard wooden seats, no air conditioning, and very crowded. There was alot we wanted to do and see in our last day in Bangkok. We asked a tuk tuk […]

Buddha, Buddha, and more Buddha!!!

Buddha, Buddha, and more Buddha!!!

Nicole and I have spent the past two days going from wat, to wat, to wat; seeing Buddhas galore! We have seen golden Buddhas, giant Buddhas, sitting Buddhas, standing Buddhas, reclining Buddhas and have learned the meaning of each position according to Buddhists… reclining – exact moment of Buddha’s enlightenmentsitting – Buddha teaching or meditation; […]

Alone on a deserted island…

Alone on a deserted island…

There have been many times in my life when I have longed to be alone on a deserted island. I just spent five very relaxing days on the beautiful island of Koh Chang, which was exactly what I mind as I wanted nothing more but to be alone in a quiet and beautiful place. Koh […]

My first few days in Bangkok…

My first few days in Bangkok…

I arrived in Bangkok at 8 am, after an overnight flight from Darwin, and a ridiculously long layover in Singapore. As I exited the airport, I was stunned by the intense heat and humidity. Man it is hot here! The first thing I did was to withdrawal some cash (1 Thai Baht currently equals about […]

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