Canadian Thanksgiving traditions in Grimsby

It's American Thanksgiving, so it's as good a time as any to write about our adventures during the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. A couple of years ago, I went to Ottawa and spent Thanksgiving weekend with Kevin. While there, I ate the most delicious Thanksgiving dinner that I'd ever had. Since we're back in Grimsby, room-mating…

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Roadtrip Day 1: A Moorish Castle and Palace of Pena

We typically take our sweet, sweet time when doing anything, but because we were on a road trip, we had certain goals for where to be and when to be there by. We were also exploring unfamiliar territory, and perhaps underestimated how much time we'd want to spend in certain places. That said, everything that…

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…

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…

My brothers are coming to town!!!

Yeah, you read that right. My brothers, Tyler and Kristopher, are coming to visit us in Cambodia! I always assumed they'd come visit eventually, but I am surprised and extremely delighted that they're coming to visit us so soon! They arrive on August 18th, and will spend 10 days holding court as the two tallest, whitest…