Kampot, Siem Reap & Temples of Angkor

Kampot, Siem Reap & Temples of Angkor

As the hot Cambodian temperatures drain us, we head to the town of Kampot, known for its pepper. Before the Khmer Rouge Regime destroyed all pepper farms in the 70’s, Kampot pepper adorned tables of the finest restaurants in Paris. Today it has made a comeback,...
Getting Our Travel Legs in Cambodia

Getting Our Travel Legs in Cambodia

After 24 hours of flying time (plus three stops), we arrive in Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh, around midnight. Full bore jet lag symptoms (nausea, exhaustion, and insomnia) accompany us to the comfortable and affordable G Mekong Hotel. Not able to eat much of...
SLOW BOAT THROUGH LAOS ON THE MEKONG RIVER

SLOW BOAT THROUGH LAOS ON THE MEKONG RIVER

Chug along at a mellow pace for a slow ride on a long boat. Sometimes elephants roam, where mountainous jungle meets sandy shoreline along the Mekong River through Laos. This two-day river ride puts us in a different world, especially once we tune out the young,...
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

A $20 room in Chiang Mai gives our budget some breathing room. Surrounded by a moat and adjacent to a river, this city has a friendly small town feel. We will pass on the foot cleaning fish (though I can’t help but wonder what would happen if I douse my tally whacker...