Self loathing in the backpacker ghetto May 8th 2006 Resilience is something North Americans know very little about. But to learn something about the sad history of the Cambodian people, and to experience the genuine warmth they continue to offer visitors today is to understand something about the Resilience human beings are capable of.
Cambodia was part of the French Colony of Indo China until 1954 when independence was declared under the leaders ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
Previously: Moved to England to teach high school english- gave up, quit and left for round the world trip. Traveled through the Middle East, SE Asia, Australia, NZ, and Fiji prior to arriving back home to Canada. Spent the next school year trying desperately to be the cool substitute teacher who tells stories of wild adventures and remembers what it was like to be a teenager... Failed miserably. Lived and worked in Valencia Spain with my girlfriend (now wife!) Dennie for 2 years, and taught highschool drama. After a year teaching Grade 7/8 at a community school, I now teach high school histo... full info