This addresses is something which I’ve touched on before, the need for guidebooks when traveling. The impetus for this was spurred on by a Twitter discussion with Leif Pettersen who declared: I declare that smugly claiming to be too cool or savvy to travel with a guidebook is officially passé and open for ridicule. Leif [...]
One of the most beautiful things I’ve seen on my trip was Kangava Bay on Rennell in the Solomon Islands. This beautiful bay, which would be a packed with tourists if it were anywhere else on Earth, had only a few families with small wooden houses living near it. We stopped here to fix a [...]
I’m still in Saigon. I said I wasn’t going to leave until I have all my Cambodia photos processed and I plan on sticking by that. I wasn’t aware of just how many photos I had taken between Angkor, Preah Vihear, Tonle Sap and Phnom Penh. I still have 500 left to process. Taking photos [...]
I went to Exmouth, WA to see whale sharks. I ended up seeing five whale sharks the day I went out, but was unable to take any photos (no underwater camera). I did however get to see some humpback whales. This was the tail of a mother who was swimming with her calf.
Read part 1 and part 2 first. The Temple We paid the dirt bike drivers $18 to take us round trip up the mountain. I don’t think they get much business lately. On the way up we saw periodic small groups of soldiers sleeping or bathing. They didn’t appear to be at Defcon 5. We [...]
Please read part 1 first. Getting to Preah Vihear from Siem Reap isn’t easy. In the future, I fully expect there to be day trips by bus. Currently, however, it requires a great deal of will and much more cash than you’ll spend going to temples around Siem Reap. If I had to guess, there [...]