Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to announce that this post officially marks the first time in almost two years that I’m actually writing about the country I’m in!
Welcome, at long last, to Cambodia 😀
Somewhere around six months ago, I was sitting in my apartment talking on the phone with my mom. From just outside my window I could hear Buddhist monks chanting at Ninnaji, an enormous wooden temple […]
“They are an intriguing people. From the moment they wake, they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seen such discipline.” -The Last Samurai. Seeing that fantastic archery demonstration the […]
On December 20th of 2006, I received an e-mail from my dad. It contained this Powerpoint file. The forwarding messages all included such phrases as: “I CANT EVEN LOOK AT THE PICTURES WITHOUT GETTING DIZZY!!” […]
I’m here. In Tokyo. Finally. During my idle time on the flight over I kept on thinking, “what am I going to write to everyone once I finally get to Japan?” Most of you already […]
How many of you have heard the name “Transdniestr?” Not too many, I’m guessing. Transdniester – also known as Pridnestrovie in Russian – is a small rogue nation occupying a narrow strip of land along […]
Warning This post contains some graphic images. If blood makes you queasy, you may want to skip it. I’ve mentioned a few times how, although I do travel mostly without plans, I also do so […]
Despite having a one-year visa, Thai immigration law still requires that I leave the country every three months. This can be a simple trip to the border and back (what a dumb rule), but I figure that if I’m leaving anyway, I might as well use the opportunity to see somewhere new. My first Thai visa I renewed in Malaysia/Singapore, and the second in Vietnam. Now it’s time for Cambodia.
I know I concluded the last post by saying I wasn’t going to write about the floods just yet, but upon reviewing my blog notes, I realized that it was already 99% done – so I figured I might as well just go ahead and release it after all 😛
Alright, so after all that uncertainty, Halloween in Bangkok actually turned out to be pretty fun 😉 Still not quite up to par with our two epic years in Japan, but I can imagine that if even half of the parties hadn’t been canceled and more of my friends were in town, it might’ve just come close.