Poipet - Siem Reap.. September 26th 2007 Thursday, September 13th - Monday, September 17th
As I sat quietly, filling out the application form for my Cambodian visa, I was patting myself on the back for making it to the border. My already inflated ego was given another boost when I saw a group of grumpy looking Westerner's pulling up in a van, complaining about the bus service, the visa scams, the constant shaving of dollars from their ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap 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
The Dalai Lama says that all people should be sure to spend time alone each day for reflection. Teaching English in Korea for a year and a half gave me plenty time for reflection, and too much time to dream. I spent hours scouring my atlas and conjuring up schemes to conquer the world. Volunteer work in Chile? Find religion in India? Sail the ocean blue? Hitchhike across Canada? All the questions any sane twenty-four year old will ask himself at some point.
I was still undecided until I stumbled onto the blog of a man who was cycling around the world and it hit my like a bad case o... full info