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…

We have an apartment!

On my brothers' last day in Phnom Penh, we moved into our apartment. It's been a nice change from living in a hotel out of a suitcase, constantly unpacking and then repacking. Now that we're properly settled in, I decided I should actually share this with you! We've been slow to settle in, first buying…

We went to Vietnam this weekend!

When we moved over here, we'd always expected that regular travel would be an added bonus of living in such an interesting, inexpensive, and interconnected region. We ventured to Bangkok and to the Philippines, but after beginning work a few weeks ago (more on that later this week) I was wondering if I'd ever actually…

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…