Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Hey everyone, after eight long months I've finally returned to the states. It's been a great trip, but it's also great to be back. I'm staying with Amelia in Brooklyn for about a week and should be back in Seattle in a few days. I'm having a fun time doing all the things I haven't been able to do like go to baseball games and eating hot dogs and all that. Everyone that's in Seattle this summer, I can't wait to see you, it's been quite a while.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Outside of Siem Reap is an area refered to as Angkor Wat. It's an amazing place full of acient temples and ruins; as you walk around you feel like you're within the Mayan ruins/the jungle book. Jordan and I rented electric bikes and cruised around the temples for three days.
The border between Thailand and Cambodia was a breath of fresh air after our experiences with the Myanmar borders. Though the road on the Cambodian side was consistently the worst road I've probably ever been on. Our driver (of our very small, falling-apart, leaky bus) told us of a rumor that certain airlines are bribing the Cambodian government to keep the road in disrepair. From what little I've learned about the Cambodian government this seems altogether possible. We were welcomed to the country with a huge storm (too bad for the people next to the window), but then came one of the most magnificent sunsets I've ever seen.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Though Thailand may not have all of the bureaucratic thrills of Myanmar, it's great to be back. This picture was taken from an amazing view point. That little beach down in the left-side corner is where I was staying. A really nice quite place with awesome snorkeling.