I would always remember those smiles from locals wherever we went. Even when young touts selling their wares press for a quick sale, one cannot take offense. With their singsong voice, they crowd you, but they never force you to buy.
Siem Reap: Friendly Locals, Some Snakes, Five Traffic Lights and Dr. Fish November 21st 2010 "There’s no rewinding, no replay. The chance you lose today will be gone when it’s gone.
We’ll never be quite as strong nor as young as this again.Make them last, make these moments last right now." That is how the song goes.
And that is our new mantra now. I mean besides "Happy everybody. Happy everytime" --- a line borrowed from our Cambodian tour guide who repeats that line each time wi ... 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
Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life!
I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. ... full info