The Banyans of Ta Prohm

Perhaps it’s the time of day that lend the ruins hidden deep in this jungle a sense of transcendence. It might be the stillness of the jungle or the distant humming of insects. It’s so quiet, I can practically hear the vegetation growing around me. I lay my hands on a towering gentle giant. These sentient beings are everywhere, breaking over stone and crushing a lost world in their roots. My heart is seeking a different rhythm as it gallops, Continue Reading →

Cambodia Photo Journal: Remote Community Near Siem Reap

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Kneightley Hand-carved boats sitting in storage. Believe it or not, our first day in Siem Reap was not spent at the ruins of Angkor Wat. Whenever John and I embark on a new journey, we each make a list of things we want to do and places we want to go to in a Continue Reading →

Peace of Angkor

The Peace of Angkor is a private villa nestled in the heart of Siem Reap  This English-run villa is located in a quiet residential area within minutes of the downtown core of Siem Reap. Operated by Dave Perkes and Colleen Allan-Burns,  the Peace of Angkor has earned itself a terrific reputation for being a first-rate guesthouse in Siem Reap.  It certainly deserves its mention in Cambodia’s Lonely Planet for providing exceptional service, a clean and quiet atmosphere and a terrific place to relax at any time of day.  Peace of Angkor Continue Reading →