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Phnom Phen, Cambodia’s Capital City

Perfectly situated at the confluence of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Tonle Bassak Rivers,  Phnom Phen is not the prettiest of cities, but it exhibits unique character and flare. Cambodia’s capital, moved from Angkor in the 1430s, is a large Asian city with 2.2 million inhabitants in the metro area. Lonely Planet states, and I […]

Eating Spiders in Cambodia

Your eyes doth not deceive you. That is a platter full of gigantic fried tarantulas! Driving from Siem Reap to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, we passed through the town of Skuon, famous for its delectable fried spiders.   You can apparently buy them live or cooked… Straight from the frying pan! The kids put on […]

2012 Reflections: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times.

It was the worst of times… 2012 was a hard year. It was a year of change. It was a year of growth. It was a year of sorrow. It was one of the worst years of my life, as it marked the first of many things without my sweet mother, who passed away at […]

Remembering Mom


My amazingly wonderful mother passed away a year ago today. It was the saddest day of my life, as it was for the rest of my family. It hardly seems like a year has passed. Some days I forget that she is gone. I feel like sometimes I pretend it didn’t happen. Other days, the […]

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