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Enough of Cambodia


I enjoyed paying just $4 for my bus ticket out of Cambodia, but did not enjoy the spine-cracking dust-filled journey as much. I’m still digging mud out of my nose every once in a while. I took a bus from Aranyaprathet to some random city (as yet unidentified) to Nong Khai, where my travel day […]

Keeping it Riel


Cambodia continued: as I expected, I’m about templed out after two days. That must be why the Apsara Authority, in charge of all the Angkor business, sells one and three day passes. The crowds of tour groups and occasional construction made the experience a little less transcendant than it’s been hyped up to be, but […]



OK, I’m in the Kingdom of Cambodia—Siem Reap, that is, the town near the Angkor Wat set of temples. The border crossing itself was ok, but the border divetown of Poipet was absolutely the most miserable town I’ve seen in my life… and I’ve been driven through West Texas. The taxi ride was punishing and […]

About that trip…


I’m still going. But maybe backwards. It seems like things might be less hectic because of festivals, crowded slow boats, etc. if I go to Siem Reap first and then the other way through Laos (Vientiane, then Luang Prabang, then boat to the Huay Xai border) and then back down through northern Thailand. But hey, […]