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Check-in 525

USA | Wednesday, 22 Nov 2023 | Views [58]

Not much spare time to think about other things rather than work at this point.  Knowing I have a target date in mind does make my inner smile glow.  It is a busy spell until the early January.  This Thanksgiving holiday weekend I will ... Read more >

Check-in 526

USA | Tuesday, 21 Nov 2023 | Views [69]

After a day like today, I wish it was 526 minutes remaining rather than days.  I find comfort in tracking the days reminding me things are not forever.  Progress for today was reading about different walks on the Amerian Pilgrims on the Camino.... Read more >

Check-in 528

USA | Monday, 20 Nov 2023 | Views [87]

527: Count down to April 30, 2025.  Yesterday was the day I decided to put a number to my imaginary line in the sand, hence 528.  Freedom calls to be out in the world once again.  Five days here and there for vacation needs to be expanded ... Read more >

Photos: Vietnam Collage

VIETNAM | Monday, 21 May 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

VIETNAM | Monday, 21 May 2018 | Views [266]

I lost my first version of this story.  Need to redo.  Stay tuned.

Five Months Left

CAMBODIA | Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | Views [367]

With 23 being a favorite number of mine, I decided to leave the states around Sept 23 give or take a few days based on astrology alignment and/or ticket prices.  The time is right to start making lists of things to do in preparation of the human ... Read more >

Volunteering Completed

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 | Views [432] | Comments [1]

Friday was my last day at Kep Gardens with the students and it was a bittersweet day.  For the last week my friend Karen and I did art lessons with the students and we all had a great time.  Considering these students do not have art at school, ... Read more >

Photos: Last Week at KG

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery

Art week and saying so long
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Photos: Kampot

CAMBODIA | Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery

Out and About
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Holidays around the corner

CAMBODIA | Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | Views [434]

With it being November now and Halloween long gone, it is time to pause for Thanksgiving and prepare for December.  Why am I thinking these thoughts?  Maybe because I started to listen to Christmas music and dream about cold and snow.  ... Read more >

October 31, 2013

CAMBODIA | Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | Views [4377]

Why is it when I am away from a computer I can think of many things to write about but when I am sitting at a computer, the mind goes blank?  To get the writing juices flowing I will start with where I am.  I am sitting at the Espresso Café... Read more >

October - Back in Kep

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 5 Oct 2013 | Views [616]

The month long summer break has ended and my visits to Kampot, Siem Reap, Battambang, Bangkok, Nong Khai, and Phnom Penh were all wonderful with the scenery, talking with locals and meeting other travelers. I came back to Kep in time to celebrate ... Read more >

Photos: Battambang

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 5 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

3 days in the second largest city in Cambodia
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Angkor Wat

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 7 Sep 2013 | Views [761]

The BIG day arrived and I was off to see sunrise at Angkor Wat followed by a bike tour to key temples.  Going on a bike tour was excellent because the guide took me along jungle paths were few ventured, mostly locals.  I felt like I had the ... Read more >

Photos: Angkor Wat

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 7 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery

Sunrise bike tour
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August 24 - the past week

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | Views [488]

“ To preserve you is no gain; to destroy you is no loss.” Slogan shouted by the Khmer Rouge All personal life outlawed. Under the leadership of Brother Number One, Pol Pot, Cambodia sank into darkness of ignorance, into the kingdom ... Read more >

Photos: Salt Fields Bike Ride

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery

A Windy day in the hot sun.
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August 16 - Dragon Race

CAMBODIA | Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | Views [526]

A sunny and dry day in Kep and yet, it is not miserably hot. The big event this week was the Dragon Race 12 students participated in on Wednesday.  Two teams were formed and they called themselves the Tigers and the Dragons.  They did a variety ... Read more >

Photos: Dragon Race

CAMBODIA | Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery

A morning out of fun activities for 12 students.
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August 8 and a few other days

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | Views [512]

August 8, 2013 With using another Internet USB stick left by another volunteer, the connection is better today.  Lots of hard rain last night and drizzle now but I was able to catch a dry spell at 6am and bike along the sea.  I paused ... Read more >

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