Everybody travels for a different reason. Maybe it’s as ambitious as hiking Mount Everest, or as simple as tasting the original pizza in Naples. Whatever it is, it’s something that we’re curious about. That curiosity is what gets us out of bed, on the airplane and out on our first adventure. Mine started with a fruit called the durian. Durian, The King of Fruit From the moment I first laid eyes on its fearsome thorns I knew it was something [...]
A few years ago we had the pleasure of meeting a tuk tuk driver in Cambodia named Khavi. He says tuk tuk driver with his head hung low.
One of the biggest challenges facing sick children in rural Cambodia is the cost of getting to the hospital. What would be a simple ailment quickly develops into something far worse while family members save money to get to a hospital.
First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung, a book so frayed and tattered, curling at the corners; I carried it with me everywhere I went. I simply couldn’t put it down. What sort of a person could leave the words unturned? I just had to know what happened next to Loung Ung’s family during the brutal executions of the Khmer Rouge. First They Killed My Father As I cried into the disturbing pages which unravelled the truth about human [...]
Angkor Wat in Cambodia was a place of distant wonder for us back in 2000. People told us about khmer ruins in the jungle, but we never thought we would never get there. It was 3 years later when we came back to this part of the world and truly explored the countries of the region that we made it to these fabled temples.
Have you been to Cambodia? It probably doesn’t matter if you have or not — it’s likely that if you’ve traveled far or to lesser developed places in the world you’ve come face to face with a sweet eyed child selling you postcards, asking for money, or just roaming about looking underfed. Today is a beautiful guest post from Pam Mandel. We have known that the Travel Blogging Community has big hearts and Passports with Purpose let’s all of us see just how big they can grow. A wonderful group of people have gotten together to help raise funds for American Assistance for Cambodia. It builds schools in rural Cambodia.
Angkor Wat is definitely the star attraction of the country, but once we had our fill of temples, it was time to head to the country’s capitol Phnom Penh. Being let off at a bus station just out of town, was a little overwhelming with the amount of touts vying for our business.
Angkor Wat was certainly one of the most impressive structures on the planet and we were privileged to have seen her. I will never forget driving up to the complex and seeing Angkor Wat standing proudly over the water.