Category Archives: Cambodia

Cambodian Food Compendium

Cambodia is not a country that’s particularly well known for its food.  Indeed, even though I spent two weeks or so there back in ‘10, I can only remember one dish: a fish curry, kind of neon green, pumped full … Continue reading

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An Homage to Khmer Street Refreshments

Cambodia in January is hot.  Hot and dry.  Way hot, and way dry.  I’m pretty sure it’s still technically cool season, but it’s hot anyway.  So hot that you sleep naked in your tent, windows wide open to allow maximum … Continue reading

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Cambodia: The Best of the Rest (Phnom Penh – Poipet)

Once again trying to rescue a few memories before they fade into oblivion.   Just to spice things up, I’ll try doing this one topically. Nature / Scenery   Cambodian towns and cities have some pretty intense names, part Star … Continue reading

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Ten Days with Sustainable Cambodia

Just a note: on the original post, I wrote that SC students paid tuition on a sliding scale, based on ability to pay.  I was wrong – that was the case at another school in the area, but I’ve been … Continue reading

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Cambodia: The Monk Post

A look back at my records indicates that I only slept at temples three times this month.  That’s more than in northern and central Vietnam, where I don’t think I saw a single Buddhist temple, but far less than in … Continue reading

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You’ve Been Virtually Invited to: A Khmer Wedding!

My friends and family in Wisconsin are fond of saying that there are two seasons there: winter and construction. It’s hard to imagine a climate more different from Wisconsin’s than Cambodia’s, but there’s still a similar state of affairs going … Continue reading

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Cambodia: More from the Wild East

So, about that “Death Highway.”  Wouldn’t it have been a waste of my tent, sleeping pad, camping stove, and peanut supply not to give it a shot?  Could it really be worse than half-pushing, half-carrying my fully loaded bike through … Continue reading

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Cambodia: The First Week in the “Wild East”

Finally, uncharted territory!  The last time I entered a country I hadn’t been to (by bicycle) before, it was July and I was headed to Thailand.  I spent a whopping three months there before October brought me to Laos for … Continue reading

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