Friday, February 28, 2014

Cambodia: Waterworld

After taking in the cities, towns, countryside, and sheer scale of the lakes and rivers we traversed the next day, I find it's true - there's (yet) another world that exists on Cambodia's lakes and rivers, and Erin and I got to see it all firsthand as we took a speedboat ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.

From modern construction to traditional rural houses and dense riverside populations to the shifting patchwork of floating communities, the experience was leaps and bounds more interesting than what we would have gotten on a bus ride. The skies were perfect, the sun was sunny, and for six hours we lounged and watched a new world unfold around us.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cambodia: There and Back Again

Ah, Cambodge! What can I say about you that hasn't been said a thousand times before?! Well, maybe a few words. If you insist, Internet, if you insist.

I will never get tired of taking pictures of palm trees. NEVER.
I absolutely loved my Tet vacation to Vietnam's southwestern neighbor, the Kingdom of Cambodia. This was my first time just goin' to another country, checkin' it out, you know. This entailed all sorts of new things like border crossings and currency exchange.

I mean, look how close I am to Cambodia! I'm practically there already, might as well go see what's what, right?

I've got a ton of photos, so consider these next few entries in the blog my finally getting down on paper the memories, moments, sights, musings, and observations that I made over the course of 8 days in early 2014.

One more thing - I wanted to add some more history into these, but virtually everything I learned was after I visited. To give you a sense of me when I took these pictures, I'll keep the historical commentary short and relevant, and try and let my pictures speak for themselves.

So dim the lights, make yourself some rice dish or whatever you're into right now, and click through...