Cambodian Contrasts July 19th 2012 My travels have taken me into the lands of the Khmer people, Cambodia. I instinctively have begun to compare it to the only other Asia that I know, Vietnam. There have been many eye catching differences, some positive and others not so much. Our first stop was in the capital of Phnom Pen (puh nom pen). I originally thought that beyond the world famous Angkor Wat, the whole of Cambodi ... 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
Teacher from Santa Cruz, CA who enjoys spending summers traveling. Sometimes just a backpack, other times with a group of 20 fired up middle schoolers.
Regions of the world explored include various parts of the Americas, Europe, and SE Asia. Sights are set on east Africa in the near future.
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