Asia is such a fascinating continent. It’s wildly diverse. It’s mountainous, tropical, rural, urban, populous, remote, affordable, expensive, naturally stunning and architecturally beautiful...all at once! I first visited Asia in 2005 when I traveled to India. I immediately overwhelmed by new sights, smells, tastes and sounds. And I also immediately in love with Asia. I… Continue reading Top 10 Favorite Places I’ve Visited in Asia…So Far!
This has been a pretty epic year of travel for me. Unlike any other for sure! As I sit in a condo in Mexico on New Year's Eve, I'm reminded of last New Year's Eve, where I stood on the Great Wall of China and think "How is this my life?!" Since tomorrow brings the… Continue reading 10 Countries in 12 Months: Looking Back at 2014
Cambodia was my first Asian country crush. I traveled here by myself in 2009, and fell in love with it's simplicity and complexity. I was so excited to return to Cambodia with my husband and show him my favorites and discover new things together. Here's a little of what we loved in Cambodia. 4. Mike's… Continue reading 4 Things I Loved in Cambodia
For some reason, I read the most while traveling. Maybe it's because I'm not working my 9am - 5pm [or 10pm] job at home, but I just find that I read furiously while traveling. And since I'm traveling so much this year, I ambitiously gave myself a goal for 100 books this year. And I… Continue reading Reading on the Road: My Top 10
Cambodia is a fascinating country, fresh with hope & optimism in the face of a tragic history. After the terror of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970’s and Pol Pot’s murderous involvement in the country until the 1990’s, Cambodia is in a rebuilding phase to say the least. Of the current population of 15.5 million,… Continue reading Where You Eat Matters in Cambodia
One the best/worst parts for an American traveling in Cambodia is the currency. Most of the country operates on the US dollar [why, I don’t know…], and everything is listed in the familiar currency. It’s so great not having to do math in my head when I want to know how much a cup of… Continue reading Making Some Riel Change!
Few landmarks are as recognizable and awe-inspiring at the Angkor temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. These incredible religious structures were built in the 12th century, originally as places of Hindu worship, but have since been adopted by the Buddhists of Cambodia & beyond. Angkor Wat is so much more than just one temple, but a… Continue reading Sunrise at Angkor Wat