Always an Adventure

My hands were shaking as I tore through my bags searching….. One final look confirmed my fear, I had arrived in Bangkok airport minus one travel journal. I would rather have lost my entire backpack instead of this journal which contained all my new...

Vagabonding in Cambodia

The Cambodian sun in April (the hottest month) is a force to be feared! I spent the last of my three-day pass to Anglor Wat exploring around the temples again, this time at the temple where the movie Tomb Raider was filmed. It was amazing to see the huge tree roots...

Angkor Wat

Wow. I don’t even know where to start writing about this man-made wonder of the world. I’ll just post pics when I get to a country with better internet access and let you see. I met an American girl on the plane, so we purchased a three-day pass together...

Siem Reap in Cambodia

After a late-but-nice flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok to Cambodia, I arrived in the tourist town of Siem Reap, closest to the famous Angkor Wat temple ruins. The real name of the city in Cambodia is Siem Reap, which means ‘Siam defeated’ because of the...

Songkran Starts Early: Watch Out!

The engine on my motorbike changed from a steady hum to an angry growl as I gave the throttle a sharp twist. I could see the kids on the road up in front of me ready their 5-gallon buckets of water, mischievous grins on their faces. I lowered my head and shot through...

Journey Back to Pai

It’s hot. Too hot to think in fact. 97F here today and no proper place to swim. uggh. April is the hottest and driest month here. I passed numerous forest fires on the trip today from Mae Hong Son back to Pai. In the cool early morning air, the smoke stayed in...