Top 6 Things We Learned in Cambodia

In many ways, Cambodia is the wild west of Southeast Asia. No longer overrun by gunslingers, it still bears the hallmarks of a frontier nation, a new society, albeit with ancient roots, emerging from the utter destruction inflicted by the Khmer Rouge. Rules are made to be broken, politicians are all on the take, and…

A Thai Christmas Eve

After two months of life in communist, religion-restricted countries, we were THRILLED to once again attend church in Chiang Mai. A familiar building, traditional Christmas hymns, and a sea of friendly faces welcomed us at 9:00 am Sunday morning after our inauspicious entrance to the city the day before. We were handed headphones through which…

Top 6 Things to Eat in Cambodia

While we’re sure Cambodia has good food somewhere within its boundaries, we didn’t find much during our brief stay. We had some tasty Indian food in Phnom Penh and discovered a yummy Cambodian restaurant in Siem Reap on our last night in the town. Other than that we had bad tourist food at charmless restaurants…