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My new life begins at LAX a journal of my 3 months living and working in Phnom Penh, and beyond.

Trip: Volunteering in Phnom Penh

There are [34] stories from my trip: Volunteering in Phnom Penh

Hash Name

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Views [1624]

I have mention the Hash House Harriers in quite a few of my blogs. I have spent most Sundays afternoons on hash runs in various outskirts of Phnom Penh. It's quite a bit of fun and I would reccomend it to anyone anywhere. On Sunday it was the last run ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, hash

Back in Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [936]

I arrived in Phnom Penh around 6:00 Wednesday evening. Checked into the OK guesthouse and went to the Volunteer house to pick up my bag which I had left there. I met all the new volunteers they seemed really cool. A younger crowd then my group, and ... Read more >

Vietblog Part III: In the city

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | Views [753]

After Dafydd left for work I cleaned up and had a few drinks with Natasha. It was nice to finally get to know her a little bit. She is an awesome person, and she has done a lot for couch surfing.com. After talking to her for a bit I was persuaded to ... Read more >

Vietblog Part II: The Moto Bike Diary

VIETNAM | Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | Views [1650]

The next morning I was awaken to the sound of Robin Williams yelling “Good Morning VIETNAM!!!! Seriously. So I left off after just arriving in HCMC and meeting up with my Couch Surfing hosts Natasha and Dafydd at Apocalypse Now, and crashing on their ... Read more >

Vietblog Part 1

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | Views [1438] | Comments [2]

A lot has happened since my last entry.   First off my volunteer commitment at CWF finished. Last week was pretty chill, we only had a couple days of actually class then some student assessment and on Friday we had a little farewell party with the ... Read more >

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Phnom Penh CS Dinner

CAMBODIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [735]

If you haven’t heard of Couchsurfing.com, you should check it out. It is by far my favorite website, ever. When I moved to Cambodia 3 months ago, I really wanted to get involved with the CS scene here, but I found it was quite dormant. Living at the ... Read more >

Kirirom Mountain

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | Views [2432] | Comments [1]

The CWF semester is winding down. There are less than 2 weeks left of class. Last weekend we took a trip to Kirirom Mountain as a way to have a little fun with out students before we leave. Joe and Rattanak (along with some of Joe’s students) arranged ... Read more >

Tags: cwf, kirirom

Gallery: Kirirom Mountain

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

CWF trip on 08.10.08
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Notes from the Overground

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 3 Aug 2008 | Views [933] | Comments [2]

It has been a while since I have blogged and a lot has happened since my last blog. Last week I went back to the US to attend my sisters Emily’s wedding. It was weird being back in the States. I left just two months ago and I don’t think I was ready ... Read more >

Ready for Pain

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [674]

In about an hour I will be leaving for the airport. I am going back to the states for my sisters wedding. When I left the states two months ago I had no idea I would be going back so soon. I'm looking forward to the wedding, seeing my friends and family ... Read more >


CAMBODIA | Sunday, 20 Jul 2008 | Views [5801] | Comments [1]

Thursday morning I woke up, ate some breakfast and paid my bill at the guest house I was staying at in Sihanoukville. The total for my room for 3 nights, 3 breakfasts, the moto rental and my bus ticket to Kampot came to $46.20. I spent more money than ... Read more >

Tags: kampot

Gallery: Kampot

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 20 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Back to the Beach

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | Views [1127]

Right now CWF is on the one week mid semmester break. It's hard to believe that my commitment with CWF is halfway over. I am still working out what I will do when I am finished with CWF but I will get to that later. I decided to spend my week break ... Read more >

Random Thoughts

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 12 Jul 2008 | Views [957]

Here are a few random things that have been going on lately, none of which deserved their own blog. “I’ve got a rash man” I have been battling Prickly Heat Rash since I got here. At first I thought it was an allergic reaction to my laundry detergent, ... Read more >

US Embassy Episode II

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | Views [683] | Comments [1]

I went back to the US Embassy and this time it was a much more pleasant experience. On Sunday the 6 th of July they opened up the Embassy to all for a 4th of July celebration. Well open to all who paid $5 dollars for a ticket at least 2 weeks before ... Read more >

Tags: 4th of july

Gallery: 4th of July at the Embassy

CAMBODIA | Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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CWF (my school)

CAMBODIA | Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | Views [2206] | Comments [1]

I found Conversations with Foreigners while searching online for volunteer opportunities in Cambodia. What initially appealed to me about CWF was there was no fee for volunteering. Most of the other volunteer sites I found cater to the volunteer vacation ... Read more >

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CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | Views [1181]

This week for my long bike ride out of the city I decided to try something new, have a destination. I rode to Uodong, a small mountain about 25 miles north of the city that has various temples dedicated to different kings. Since I live on the Southern ... Read more >

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Gallery: Oudong

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

Bike Trip to Oudong Mountain
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CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | Views [612]

I’ve been here for almost a month. The 30 day visa I got issued at the airport expires in a few days and I need to get it renewed. The first couple of weeks were really hectic with orientation and training, and the first week of teaching was pretty ... Read more >

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