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December 17, 2003
Group Email: Onwards to Cambodia
Before leaving for Siem Reap, I dropped a group email to some family and friends (if you're reading this but didn't get the email, relax; I still love you. Really.) Here's what it said:
We left Chiang Mai barely on Saturday morning. Barely, because we loved the city. It's less intense and smaller than Bangkok, and that works for it well. Think of it as a Thai version of Portland or Edinburgh, and you'll probably understand why I wouldn't mind moving there for a year or so.
We're now in Bangkok for a day. Tomorrow we head east, to cross the border into Cambodia. From there, we should be able to snag a taxi and ride to Siem Reap, jump-off point for the famed Angkor Wat.
If you're curious about Cambodia, Angkor, and whether or not we're going to get blown up by land mines or shot by Khmers, please have a look at this site:
We've used it to research our Cambodia adventure, and it's quite informative and should set any queasy minds at ease.
In 8 days I'll be 26 years-old. I believe that means I'll be checking a new box when filling out the age-range part of survey questions. As to what else it might mean, well, I'll probably figure that out when I turn 27.
In less than 3 weeks though, I'll be returning to Eugene. It's hard to think about right now, since it means leaving sunny, warm, tropical Thailand to return to a home city reknown for its crappy, grey, cold, wet Januarys. Not a pleasing thought. Which is why I expect beer to be waiting for me ;-)
As to what else that might mean, well, I guess I'll have to start thinking about what I do with the next few months. Where I'll work (Teri!), what's going to happen as I try to do more writing (everyone I know!), and even, well, if I wind up jaunting to Asia again in April. But more on that another time.
As always, emails are great, they warm up my day like Thai coffee. (And yes, I'm actually writing people back, it just takes some time.) Please be patient, and thanks for the emails. They do mean a lot. If you have trouble writing to this address, try firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll talk to you soon.
Enjoy the holidays, and know I'll be thinking about you.
See you... in less than a month.
3 months in India & Thailand:
Posted by Ant on December 17, 2003 01:20 AM