Monthly Archives: December 2010

Arriving in Chau Doc

      Finally, after 5 hours cruising down the Mekong River, a pulsating, ruddy-brown body of water flanked by tropical vegetation or colorful homes, we sighted Chau Doc. It grew out of the hillside, a mishmash of modern buildings and … Continue reading

Posted in Thinking Outloud | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cyclos, The Only Way to Ride

Forget buses, taxis or mopeds, the only authentic way to travel in a city like Phnom Phen or Chauo Duc is by man-powered cyclo. Waiting outside most hotels or lounging on street corners, cyclo drivers (peddlers?) and their 3-wheeled bikes complete with … Continue reading

Posted in Thinking Outloud | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thai Foot Massage

Southeast Asia is full of amazing sights, sounds, tastes and experiences. Visitors can get lost on packed city streets, wander for hours in mazes of markets, drink fresh coconut milk cut down from fruit on a tree, eat noodles seasoned with lemongrass and basil, and fall … Continue reading

Posted in Thinking Outloud | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Morning at Angkor Wat

  Our small group rises before the sun and piles into the small mini-van to drive the 20 minutes to Angkor Wat. It’s sunrise at the temple; the sun scheduled to make its appearance at 6:10am today. We slip through the still … Continue reading

Posted in Thinking Outloud | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment