Category: Southeast Asia (Dec 2004)

  • Updated Southeast Asia Posts

    I’ve finished fixing up the old posts I had from the trip. There are better versions of the photos and a few new photos. I’ve also added an entry from the 23rd of December that was in a notebook I had on the trip.

  • Home

    I made it home. I managed to get about 3 hours of sleep in the last 48, so I’m well rested. The trip was good. I’ll probably post some follow-up entries in the next week or so, as well as some photos. The mini-bus trip to the Cambodian border with Thailand was interesting and I […]

  • Headed Home

    I’m on my way home. There’s a long bus ride to the border then to Bangkok. Then there’s a long series of flights, so I’ll be moving for 40-some hours. I’ll send out another post once I get home, which should be Saturday afternoon at your GMT minus 5.00. Thanks for reading. Adam (and any […]

  • At the Coast

    I’ve updated this entry and the one about Angkor, and added a bunch of photos to both of them. I’m in Sihanoukville now. For the last couple of days, I’ve been cruising around the coast of Cambodia on a dirt bike. I rode to a town called Kampong Trach on the road to the boarder […]

  • Angkor: Redux

    I just got to Kampot in southern Cambodia last night and I went on a trip up to Bokor today. Bokor is an abandoned resort and casino on top of a mountain. It was built by the French during the colonial period here and abandoned as they left in 1972 due to the Khmer Rouge […]

  • Quick Update

    This will be brief. I’m in Siem Reap, the town near Angkor Wat in Cambodia. I’ve been touring around ruins for a couple of days and I’m beat. Yesterday was the best day of the trip by far. The place has been amazing. I’ll write about it later. Tomorrow, I’m headed back to Phnom Penh […]

  • Lasagna, Bombers and Water Puppets

    Today I was feeling a lot better. Unfortunately, everything is closed on Mondays so I wasn’t able to see Uncle Ho’s pickled corpse or his house or museum. I’m flying to Phnom Penh tomorrow morning. I ran into an Australian named Rich and his Fiancee Kish who gave me some good info on motorbiking around […]

  • Hungry in Hanoi

    I’ve been in Hanoi for two days. I’m still suffering from a minor case of Ho Chi Minh’s Revenge. You’ve got two choices during a trip of over a couple of weeks: avoid eating or drinking anything that seems remotely dangerous and get sick after 2 weeks, or eat whatever you want and get sick […]

  • Last Day in Laos, for a while

    I’ve made it to Hanoi on a French airplane. I flew Lao Airlines and there were no Chinese YUN-12s in sight. Maybe the last of them exploded in mid-air. I was feeling under the weather today. I definitely didn’t enjoy the hour-long mini-bus trip from the airport to the City. Try explaining in Vietnamese that […]

  • Near Luang Prabang

    For the last couple of days I’ve been taking small side trips out of Luang Prabang. As much as the city is a major tourist destination, it’s easy to get an idea of what real life is like here by going only a short distance away. I hired a small boat pilot to take me […]

  • The Mekong River and Luang Prabang

    Traveling from Chang Khong Thailand to Luang Prabang is a river trip on the Mekong. There are two choices: a leisurely journey of two days spent enjoying the quiet serenity of the Mekong River and wishing there was a bathroom onboard the “slow boat” or six hours spent on a “fast boat” enjoying the very […]

  • Oh, That Earthquake

    Because of the twelve hour time difference and the fact that I’ve was in the middle of nowhere all of yesterday, I’m just getting info about this now. It looks like a mess down there. It’s noon-thirty Monday here and I guess this hit yesterday morning. I’ll make a few phone calls, but it’s after […]