TWG does not equal Twinnings: Lessons in Observation

When I packed up and moved to Southeast Asia in July (still can't believe it's now nearly November!), I headed to Bangkok to meet Kevin. He'd already been there for about a month, but had recently transitioned over to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Of course, I'd already booked my flight to Bangkok by the time he…

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House Geckos

Here in Cambodia, Kevin and I have no pets. However, that doesn't mean that our home is without creature companions. What am I talking about? The house gecko, of course. We have 1 living under our living room couch, and another living in the a/c unit in our bedroom. Fortunately, they're fairly quiet, though the one…

Beng Mealea – a true jungle temple

On our second day in Siem Reap, we decided to go on an adventure off the beaten trail. Kevin had done his research (as per usual), and he lead us on an adventure to a remote and unique temple called Beng Mealea. Remote because it's approx. 60km away from Siem Reap, and unique because it's in…

The temples of Angkor are actually amazing, like, with actual proper use of the word, AMAZING

As Kristopher pointed out, the Angkor temples that we saw were actually amazing. That is, while the word 'amazing' is frequently used, it rarely describes things that amaze people, but when you talk about Angkor Watt and surrounding temples, you're really describing history and buildings and architecture as "amazing" because you really are amazed. We…