Phnom Penh “I can’t imagine worse traffic anywhere else in the world.” 9-10 January 2015

Posted by Pat on January 10, 2015 in Travel |

To say Phnom Penh traffic is crazed and its drivers are suicidal would be an understatement of enormous proportions. In this city of two and a half million people, most of them are on scooters, in tuk-tuks, atop cargo-ladened trucks, or driving shiny new cars. To transit from Point A to Point B is to […]

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Climbing the Temples of Angkor Wat – Siem Reap Cambodia. 6-8 January 2015

Posted by Pat on January 9, 2015 in Travel |

I have read about and seen photos of the Angkor Wat Archeological Site, but nothing prepared me for the size, complexity and grandeur of its temple ruins. I was unaware that this complex is as big as the city of San Diego and contains over 110 individual temples built over six centuries. Thus, temple architecture […]

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Siem Reap, Cambodia. 5 January 2015

Posted by Pat on January 6, 2015 in Travel |

I learned today that Royal Gardens are relative. Some rather poor, dusty and dull trees, a spout of water, and an empty garbage-strewn fountain a royal park do not make. The beautiful temple, where costumed youth are posing for professional photos, makes for an interesting pause. The men and their harmonious instruments add reality to the […]

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