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…

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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…

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…