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 […]

Reflections of Angkor

  With my three day pass to Angkor Wat. It’s almost impossible to post pictures of Angkor Wat. There are millions of images of Angkor available on the web and none of them really do it any justice. Angkor is indescribable…but I’m going to give it a try. The best part of the day to […]

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 […]

Life and Travel in Asia with Chronic Illness by Carrie Kellenberger

Photo Moment: Strange and Hellish Pagoda in Cambodia

This seemingly charming pagoda is located in the middle of the village of Kompong Khleang in rural Cambodia. The ornately carved roof tiles and spires glistened in the sun as we climbed the cracked stone steps leading up to the front entrance, which is brightly painted with depictions of Heaven and disturbing and horrible images […]

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Cambodia Photo Journal: The People of Ton le Sap

Every life has a story. – A&E Biography Cambodia. Never have I been to a country that has created so much flux and turmoil in my heart. When we left Cambodia, I thought surely I will never return to this god-forsaken place. I saw misery and destitution in Phnom Penh. The constant barrage of the […]

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 […]

The Hidden Faces of Cambodia

Mysteries abound in this strange land as do hidden faces.  The stillness of the air at Ta Prohm and the buzzing of the cicadas in the early pre-dawn light left me with a feeling of unease.  We were not alone.  Miniature sandstone faces at Ta Prohm. Giant tree roots disturb an ancient stone carving at Prasat Ta […]

Overloaded vehicles

Overloaded Vehicles of Burden in Asia

You’d think that as we move into more modern times with modern conveniences, we’d stop seeing these crazy vehicles of burden that are piled high with trash, propane tanks, humans, grass, and even meat and live animals being shipped to the local meat market. 

A Prelude To Angkor Wat in Miniature

One of the local attractions in Siem Reap is the Angkor Wat Miniature Garden. Scupltor Dy Preung has created miniature replicas of Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, Bayon and several other Angkorian temples and sculptures out of cement. In addition to these magnificent creations, there are also other figures in stonework. Angkor Wat. For $1 American, […]

Cambodia Photo Journal: Border Crossing At Poipet

A young boy waits patiently for travelers to finish with their plastic drinking bottles. As far as land border crossings go, the most interesting, and certainly the strangest one I’ve ever been to is the Thailand/Cambodia land border at Aranyaprathet/Poipet. There seem to be a number of scams running at this border as well. For […]