Monthly Archive: May 2013

Photo Focus – Free the Bears

This week’s Photo Focus is from my day spent as a “volunteer bear keeper” with Free the Bears Fund, just outside of Phnom Penh. This sun bear cub is thoroughly enjoying his mid-morning snack served in a hard plastic ball meant to challenge him mentally and physically. Stay tuned for a more detailed post and information …

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An Accidental Bucket List

I love the idea of bucket lists, I really do. However, I’ve never taken the time to sit down and create a checklist of the things that I’d like to do before I die. This is mostly because I don’t plan to die, so I figure I have lots of time. If I were to …

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Kep’s Famous Crabs and Motorbike Crash #2

Let me start by saying that I have learned my lesson after my second motorbike tumble. No more 125cc-induced wind beneath this woman’s wings. But more on that later. About a year ago, my aunt sent me this New York Times article about the Cambodian coast and wrote, “Ali, thought you’d enjoy this. Your chances …

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Made in Cambodia: The road to Sihanoukville

Shortly after departing from the Phnom Penh bus station en route to the coastal city of Sihanoukville, I witnessed something that made me sit upright and pull out my camera. We had escaped city-center traffic and were in what appeared to be the “middle of nowhere,” but yet people filed out of gated industrial warehouses …

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The Top 5 Series: Best Sunsets Around the Globe

It’s been several months since I posted a Top 5 list but by-golly we’re getting back to it! As my time in Southeast Asia begins to wind down (two more months!), I’ve begun to reflect on the “best of” my travels thus far. I now present to you my TOP 5 ABSOLUTE BEST SUNSETS that …

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Photo Focus – Sunrise to Sunset at Angkor Wat

This week’s Photo Focus includes many photos from my day spent at the temples of Angkor. Sunrise to sunset—it was spectacular. SUNRISE AT ANGKOR WAT My 4:30am wakeup call came far too early (as I’m sure my five dorm-mates would agree) and I was soon in a tuk-tuk, blazing towards the sunrise at the legendary …

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