The Temples of Phu Si Hill in Luang Prabang, Laos

One of the many wonderful things about Luang Prabang is its proximity to everything. A traveler doesn’t need to look far to find things to do in this beautiful little town. Continue Reading →

Photo Moment: Elephant Fish for the Bushman

We tried this tasty local Vietnamese delicacy in a small village along the Mekong Delta. It’s known as Elephant Fish. This post is in response to the Bushman’s post on Tonight at Sushi Express. Dear readers, if you’re at all interested in international food, be sure to check out the Bushman’s blog. Amazing recipes. Eye-catching photos and if you’re in the area, I can guarantee you’ll be welcomed with open arms for an impromptu grill party.

Journey through the Cambodian Countryside

After three days of scrambling over the ruins of Angkor’s ancient temples we set off on the next leg of our journey through Cambodia. We decided to continue our journey through Cambodia by land, despite having a rather rough entry into the country at the Aranyaprathet/Poipet border crossing. Land borders always make the best travel stories. Too often, people take the easy route by flying and in the process, they miss so much of the countries they are traveling through. Continue Reading →

And On The First Day….

There are several ways to see Angkor Wat. Some people start small and work their way up to the colossal grand-daddy of them all, the megalithic structures of enigmatic Angkor Wat. Others start big and work their way down through the smaller and no less beautiful and mysterious smaller temples in the giant park. We opted to visit the ancient sandstone structures of Angkor Wat early on the morning of our first day. We hit a major temple site at 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 →

Cambodia Photo Journal: Riding Elephants at Phnom Bakheng

Phnom Bakheng was built on a natural rise of 230 feet sometime during the 9th century. Also known as “Strong Hill,” is accessible by a steep stairway and by the Elephant path, which starts off on the left of the stairway. The stairway has been reduced to rubble, hence most visitors opt to visit the temple on the hill by elephant. Elephant path snakes and meanders up the hill. The fifteen minute journey to the temple by elephant costs 45 Continue Reading →

The Standing Buddha at Wat Indrawihan

Wat Intharawihan, also known as the Temple of the Standing Buddha is on Wisut Kasat Road on the northern edge of Banglamphu in Bangkok, Thailand. This temple is known for a huge standing Buddha image called Luang Pho To. The gold Buddha image towers 100 feet in the air. It’s over 10 meters wide and was constructed in the reign of King Rama IV. I wasn’t overly impressed with the Standing Buddha. There are far more beautiful temples to visit Continue Reading →

Photo Series: Sunset Over Asia

I’ve been meaning to post my collection of sunsets over Asia for several months. A few weeks ago, my friend, Lisa, posted a comment inquiring after my most memorable sunset. As you can see, it’s next to impossible to pick just one when I have so many to choose from. The following photos are of my most memorable sunsets. If I had to choose the best place for sunsets, I would say the most amazing sunsets I’ve ever seen have Continue Reading →