The Jesus Cleanse

I'm on a cleanse of sorts - let me tell y'all all about it! In Cambodia, a single beer costs anywhere between 50 cents, and $1.50. The beer I'm talking about is good ol' Cambodian beer, which in many ways is just alcoholic water with some flavour. That is, it's not a heavy beer, and…

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Eating in Cambodia with my brothers

If you know my family at all, you know that my brothers are a bit infamous for being picky eaters. Because they're picky, it's rare for them to be forced to try new things. In fact, when they were coming here, the number one question people kept asking me what "oh my gosh, what are…

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…

Cycling Phnom Penh to Siem Reap – motorcycling, that is.

In November of last year, Tyler and Kevin took a motorcycling course to get their formal M2 license for riding a motorcycle in Canada. After a long hiatus, they decided to put those skills into action in Cambodia. Riding here is not at all like riding in a parking lot in Scarborough, and they've got the…

Rollin’ on the River (Tonle Sap River, that is)

Before my brothers arrived, we'd been really saving up the "touristy" activities that we wanted to do, so that the four of us could experience such things with maximum enthusiasm. One of the things we'd been most looking forward to was a boat tour on the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers. Kevin did his usual…