Wrap-up of Southeast Asia adventure

Hello!  It’s been about three weeks since I’ve been back in the States…can you believe it?  I swear these last eight months have just flown by!  I still can’t believe I lived, worked and traveled throughout Asia and am now back in the US.  I have so much more to tell you from our adventures abroad but I thought I would do an overall wrap-up post while everything is still fresh in my mind.  This way I can also throw in some posts about job hunting and acclimating back into the general population.  So here goes…

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Paradise on a nearly deserted island…Koh Rong, Cambodia

Happy hump day…just a couple more days until Labor Day weekend is here.  This weekend has always been bittersweet for me, it signals the end of summer but brings with it the beginning of football season.  That being said I will be adorned in orange and rooting on my Tennessee Vols this weekend from Malaysia…go vols!

It’s hard to believe that just a week ago we were on a twelve-hour bus ride heading back to Bangkok from Cambodia.  After a few days in Phnom Penh it was time for some relaxation and enjoyment, the prison and killing fields really took an emotional toll on both RG and myself.  Our original plan had been to head back to Bangkok, but we decided at the last minute to head south and explore Cambodia’s beaches.  And we were not disappointed!

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A somber day in Phnom Penh

I hope you all had a great weekend.  I apologize in advance, this post may be difficult to read especially on a Monday, but I think it is important to share.  We recently spent three nights in Phnom Penh and learned a lot about its history.  Today it is much like any other city…active, over-populated and filled with markets, restaurants and pubs…it’s hard to imagine that just over 30 years ago it was completely empty and used as a base camp for one of the worst genocides in history.  Walking the streets it was difficult to picture how an entire city, not-to-mention the capital city and most populated area of Cambodia, can be completely evacuated and kept that way for nearly four years.

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Angkor Wat

Happy Friday!  After two weeks traveling through Cambodia we have found our way back to Bangkok for a few days before hitting the road again.  I didn’t really know what to expect in Cambodia, but as a whole the country blew me away.  There is so much history from Angkor Wat to Pol Pot that I am embarrassed to say I didn’t know much about before visiting here.

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Siem Reap…our first stop in Cambodia


Hello, from Cambodia! I am writing this from a bus as we ride across Cambodia. We have been in this country for just over a week and have seen so much, I can’t wait to share it all with you!

We began our Cambodia travels in Siem Reap, about three hours from the border of Thailand. Siem reap is a small quaint town about 15 minutes outside of one of the most amazing historical sites in the world…Angkor Wat.

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