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Living la vida locust

After the last post, I thought it was time for something light. Something crunchy. Something chock-full of yummy protein. I mentioned that the heat was interfering with my appetite. Well, I’m happy to report that it didn’t last long. It returned in time for me to enjoy the culinary pleasures of Cambodian cuisine, which is … Continue reading

The horrors of Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek

I am now in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s largest city and capital. I would love to take this moment to write about all the nice things in this city—such as the French Colonial buildings, the Russian Market, and happy hour at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club—but all of those things are overshadowed by a visit to Tuol … Continue reading

Exploring Angkor Wat

I am now in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Incidentally, the road to Siem Reap was paved last year, so what was once a bumpy, 9-hour drive is now smooth and can be done in less than half that time. I love Cambodia. Siem Reap is a relatively large city, but has a charming small-town, laid-back feel … Continue reading

Entering the land of smiles

I never did make it to the night market. After asking around, I was advised that the area was too dangerous due to its proximity to an encampment, and since the local authoritites have been threatening a crackdown that could happen at any time, it would have been too risky. I also discovered that my … Continue reading

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