When traveling in Cambodia I decided that we would just take the bus - but I’m speechless. Well, maybe not speechless, I’m not sure I’m ever speechless.  Perhaps it’s utter shock.  I’ve traveled in developing nations before but somehow the dry, dusty eye opening bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Cambodia is leaving me in a state of awe.  The kids are bored (it’s 7 hours), but .. read more
We’ve really enjoyed Cambodia.  As is common with this type of traveling we’ve met some amazing people.  We’ve gained huge insight into a culture we knew very little about.  We’ve learned about a horrifying recent historical event that we were embarrassingly ignorant of.  Overall, we’ve loved most of our month long visit BUT being scammed at the border sucks!  Excuse the language bu.. read more
So it perhaps wasn’t my best parenting decision. As a matter a fact, in terms of safety it’s perhaps a major fail. It’s not the decision I’m most proud of over the past year, truly it’s not something that could have even occurred in any country with a definitive legal system but in a developing country it was screaming to happen - and happen it did. It started off innocently enough. B.. read more
Please UNESCO, protect this area now.  For those of you who haven’t heard of Bagan, it’s akin to Angkor Wat of Cambodia & Machu Picchu in Peru.  It lies smack dab in the middle of Myanmar and it’s two thousand plus temples, monasteries, stupas and pagodas are begging for exploration.  Really, really cool.  In terms of tourism, it’s hardly been discovered but the numbers are picking.. read more