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Trip: Asiatic Adventures 2008: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

There are [6] stories from my trip: Asiatic Adventures 2008: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

nobody here except me and my monkey, and he's got a lot of friends

THAILAND | Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | Views [536]

Hello there! I know that I promised to take you more thoroughly through Angkor wat, so here we go! Rolling up in a cloud of dusty scattered gravel, my tuk tuk driver crazily hisses at me when i start to stand to exit the vehicle. I had no idea ... Read more >

Tags: angkot wat, bangkok, cambodian fortune teller, emily predny, ko phi phi, krabi, predny, railay beach, thailand

naked communism: second degree burn in a third world country

CAMBODIA | Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | Views [415]

He came to me in the night. I never knew if he was dressed properly in black- sleep hooded my eyes as i stumbled to the clacking chorus of the window and slid the errant lock into place. I thought for a moment about how strange it was; I hadn't ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, emily predny, phenom phen, predny, saigon, siem riep, tuc doc

a little water goes a long way

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | Views [468]

hello again. the sky was sparkling like a sapphire stone set among diamond clouds as i wandered the streets of Hanoi. We had finished a morning tour of the one legged (okay, one pillar but it really looks like a flamingo balancing amid the lotus blooming ... Read more >

Tags: china beach, hanoi, hoi an, hue, vietnam

there is something about this place.

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | Views [630]

The night was a solitary predator on my mind. whispering about the perfect day, the perfect dream, the perfect future, the perfect past. And I was a solitary figure dressed as a reflection of the features of the night; the people lining the streets took ... Read more >

Tags: chu chi tunnels, elephant ride, emily predny, hochiminh, lak lake, mekong delta, predny, saigon, viet cong, vietnam

there are places I remember... long after culture shock fades

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | Views [432]

So last we left Thailand, the land of smiles and buddha bellies lying content in the arms of tourist heaven. The day after cooking class, I went on a trek into the hills of the north. I was following the whisper of the trading winds to Chaing Rai and ... Read more >

Tags: emily predny, golden triangle tour, halong bay, hanoi, predny, water puppet theater

how many wat puns fit into a chili pepper?

THAILAND | Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | Views [1001]

hello there, it has been some time since I dusted off dusted off my faded army backpack. The painted flowers are several shades lighter and the musty smell of africa still lingers in the leather straps. But now it is time to journey to the other side ... Read more >

Tags: chaing mai, emily predny, gap house, predny, thai cooking classes, thailand