We were impressed with how many interesting activities Siem Reap, Cambodia had to offer. Of course there are the temple ruins of Angkor, but we also spent a day visiting a silk farm where they created beautiful fabrics literally from worm to loom. It was a hands-on, step by step tour that rivaled any school … Continue reading Field Trip to the Silk Farm
We’ve discovered a great way to dive into the culture and food of an unknown country, and I think we’ll adopt it as many times as we can along our journey. Taking a cooking course is a fun opportunity to unpack the traditional dishes that can, at first glance on a menu, look strange and … Continue reading Same, Same, But Different
About 1,000 years ago, Angkor was the capital of Cambodia. When Angkor had 1 million residents, London had only 50,000. They built hundreds of temples with large stones quarried 50 kilometers away and floated down the river by raft. The ruins that remain today are an adventure to explore. It looks like a scene from the … Continue reading Temple Run
Each day Asia finds some way to nudge me out of my comfort zone, and I’m learning to expect and even appreciate it. I was none too happy to leave frenetic Bangkok, but it meant a nine-hour, overland journey by bus into Cambodia. Mitch had researched the route diligently, but it was a nerve-wracking decision to … Continue reading Keeping it Riel
I was very excited when my brother decided to come visit us over the holidays. We have been away from our family (physically) for 2 months now. So it was great to see Walker and share some of our adventures with him. It was a big commitment for him to fly halfway around the world. … Continue reading Great to See Family
Happy New Year! We spent the last days of 2015 on the remote and barely-inhabited island of Koh Yao Noi in the Andaman Sea of Thailand. After Christmas at a modern resort, we decided to go ultra rustic and rented a treehouse bungalow with hammocks, mosquito nets and intermittent running water. It was like stepping … Continue reading Simple Pleasures, Extravagant Views
We are in Phuket at the beach for Christmas. The Le Meridien resort has festive holiday lights and decorations, and they even had a Christmas Eve fireworks display – a first for us! We listened to Christmas carols, snuggled up reading the nativity story before bed, and Santa found his way to Luke with a … Continue reading Merry Christmas from Thailand!