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Boat for sunset cruise on Tonle Sap River, Phnom Penh Cambodia

Once my traveling companion, Larry Bosco, and I had exhausted land-based attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, we turned to the water. Rivers are the lifeblood of Cambodia and Phnom Penh is...

Tuol Sleng, the notorious Khmer Rouge prison camp in Phnom Penh known as S-21

The ocean of tuk tuks, motorcycles, and pedestrians in downtown Phnom Penh parted around me like the Red Sea. An uneasy feeling niggled; something wasn’t quite right but I couldn’t put...

Busy streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I had long wanted to return to Cambodia to see more than just Angkor Wat. Finally, five long years later I had my opportunity. With three weeks of leisure time between...

Thailand-Bangkok-Wat-Pho-Reclining-Buddha

I looked up the definition upon returning to the hotel. Memory: the process of encoding, storing and retrieving information from the outside world that reaches our senses in the forms of...

Traditional Ayutthaya-style Chedi at Wat Prayoon resembles an upside down bell

According to the Office of National Buddhism there are 40,717 Wats (Buddhist temples) in Thailand of which 33,902 are in current use. Almost every one of them includes a Chedi (also...

Owner Joey shows off Bangkok Tree House restaurant with elevated glass "nests" in the background

There’s a kitschy movie playing in the lobby of Lub-d Silom Hostel, George of the Jungle. The antics of the apes and toucan are making me laugh, but also reminding me...