A Hard Rain: Phnom Penh - Chao Doc October 14th 2007 September 29th - October 9th -- 1478.4 KM to date
There are certainly things to see in Phonm Penh, from the peaceful gardens of the Royal Palace to the haunting Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields. But my attraction to the city lay in it's more sinister applications. In the ride throughout Cambodia I had been frequently passed by the honking horns of Lexus' and Rangerover's. I fou ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » An Giang » Chau Doc The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... 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