What Ticket? I Can’t Click It!

Then there was the mini-bus ride through the mountains form Luang Prabang to Laos’s capital, it wasn’t that it was dangerous, it was that it made you sick, real sick…. Mom on the other hand couldn’t take of her pants because they were packed up on the top of the bus, so she had to keep them on, the worst part about that was that it made the whole car smell…. Luckily, no one else through up the rest of the way, but we felt better when we heard form the people that were in other mini buses that they all had people throw up, but they actually warned the driver to stop. We haven’t really done any bad travel since then except for the tuk-tuk to the buddha park where we got a flat and had to take another one which will be mentioned in other post.

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…

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…

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…