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…

Three Nights in Bangkok and the World’s Your Oyster

Dax told you in his last post how we arrived in Bangkok. Overland travel is not for the fainthearted and certainly accounts for our most exciting travel days (just wait until we tell you how we left the city). As with Beijing, we were a little overwhelmed by the magnitude of the city’s hotel scene,…

Gettin’ Our Kicks on Route 6

After our little stay in Siem Reap we had decided to do as most travelers in the area and head out to Bangkok via busses or taxis…. After meeting some friends that we met in China we found out that there was a bus heading out at 7:30 the next morning, we didn’t really know if we could trust this bus (which we later found was a ‘mini’ bus that traveled in a squad with other mini busses) so we didn’t know if we should or shouldn’t take it…. Each gave us a different price for the same bus and taxi company, it seems no matter where in south east Asia you are people are just going to want to rip you off. We looked around for a little while longer and ran into some more people we had met previously, they were having trouble finding a hotel in Chang Mai for christmas, maybe a sign for the future…

Tickling Antiquity

When we were in Hanoi, we visited Vietnam’s National History Museum, which contains a variety of ancient statues on open air display. Coming off a month in China where people tickled Buddha bellies, stuck fingers in Buddha ears, and generally disregarded any posted rules, Asher thought the Vietnamese relics were fair game. It was difficult…

Andrus Family Meets Cambodia

Following is Mac’s post in comic book style. It’s about our trip to the Angkor temples and a little side trip we took to a local school. The school is in a rural area of Cambodia, where many kids can’t afford the $12 per year it takes to buy the uniform and supplies necessary to…

Six Flags Cambodia

Tom and I first visited the Angkor complex and the neighboring town of Siem Reap in the summer of 2003. At the time, we were blown away by the magnificence of the temples and the simplicity of the small, friendly town. During the day it seemed we had the sites to ourselves and at night…

Phnom Penh, The Wild West of Cambodia

Tom and I are glad to have arrived back in Cambodia, one of our favorite places from our previous travels. When we first visited in 2003, we missed the capital city, Phnom Penh. At the time we wanted to focus on the country’s ancient splendor rather than its modern tragedy. Safety was a concern as…