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Friday, October 31st, 2008

First and foremost – I recovered all my photos!! Yay!! How? Don’t ask because I have no idea. I gave it another shot at a different internet place this morning and there they were sitting in my flash drive. You bet your ass off that I burned a copy of all the pics on a CD right then and there – just in case my flash drive decides to go awire on me again.


Had a wonderful 10 days in Cambodia and dream of one day going back soon. Here’s my Cambodia experience in a nutshell:

Photobucket Explored the Angkor Temples!

Photobucket Royal Palace

Photobucket Russian Market – loads of cheap stuff!

PhotobucketAte a fried spider – which was quite good! Thanks Oran!

Photobucket My favorite Khmer dish – Fish Amok

PhotobucketMy first football game! Cambodia vs. Philippines! I was rooting for both teams!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Philippines took it 3-2.

Photobucket NACA Orphanage – I miss them already!

Photobucket Made some great friends!

Itinerary Update:

I leave for Hong Kong tomorrow morning. Due to lack of time and funds, I’m not heading up to mainland China instead I booked a flight to Malaysia. So I’ll be in Hong Kong for four days and then jet off to Malaysia for two weeks before heading home.

Lost pictures :(

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

I got up early this morning to hit an internet cafe to catch up on uploading all the pics from Cambodia onto my blog site. Lo and behold I come to find that all my travel pics to date were no longer on my flash drive. My mouth dropped ๐Ÿ™ I thought, “Shit Shit Shit, could this really be happening?” I quickly tried my flash on several computers and no luck. I was devastated. I wanted to cry. It was like waking up from a bad dream – but it was real. My Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia pictures all gone!! I don’t know what happen – Where could they have gone?? Argh!! There were more amazing temple pics that I would of loved to show you guys – Bayon (complex of face towers), Ta Prohm (jungle takes over ruins), Banteay Srei (exquisite decorative carvings), etc….. Such a bummer… ๐Ÿ™

Ok enough of my whining.

On a positive note, pictures are just pictures. You can have all the pictures of the places you’ve been to but to actually be there and feel and experience everything is something that you can never lose. Right? Yep, feeling a little bit better ๐Ÿ™‚ In addition, I still have this blog that I can look back on – and I think I have a few pics on my camera from my last few days in Cambodia which I’ll share with you all tomorrow.

Alright, I’m out – I’m going to drown my sorrows in a big bowl of massaman curry.

It’s all the little things that count…

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
My mom-away-from-home So I got up at 6am today to catch my bus at 6:45 - Phnom Penh to Bangkok (total 14hrs). On the bus, I'm seated next to a mother and her baby boy who is absolutely adorable. Anyway, so ... [Continue reading this entry]

Two more days…

Monday, October 27th, 2008
My time here in Cambodia has come and gone. I wish I could stay longer. With the short amount of time I've spent in this country - I could honestly say that I've met some of the nicest people here. ... [Continue reading this entry]

S-21 and the Killing Fields

Monday, October 27th, 2008
Reading about both places helped me get an idea of what to expect but to be there and see it was heartbreaking. Thank goodness I met two other travelers at my guesthouse to go with because it would of probably ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Mother of all Temples

Friday, October 24th, 2008

"The Temples of Angkor - the heart and soul of the Kingdom of Cambodia"

After all the temples I've visited throughout SE Asia - None can come close to Angkor Wat!ย It really doesn't come any bigger than this. Angkor Wat is ... [Continue reading this entry]

I’m in Cambodia!

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Thanks for the emails of concern - Just wanted to let you all know that I've made it to Cambodia safely via the Poipet border. The Thai/Cambodia conflict that's being splashed all over the news is taking place at another ... [Continue reading this entry]