My Karmic Connection with Cambodia

My Karmic Connection with Cambodia

Cambodia has been on my mind for the last six months, pretty much all the time, but it’s hard to say why. This interest-turned-passion developed within a few hours and has stayed on since. It started with a book called “Survival in the Killing Fields”, written by a Khmer Rouge Survivor, Dr Haing Ngor. Dr … Continued

Cambodia: Back to the Heart

Cambodia: Back to the Heart of Youth Work People have asked me “Why? Why teach abroad? You have everything at home. A support system: family, a girlfriend, a job. Why do it?” Nowadays, with company cut-backs and layoffs, seniority is no longer a factor. It’s about the business’s survival not yours. Job security is dead. … Continued

Cambodia: Three Days in Phnom Penh

Three Days in Phnom Penh Even the weather was perfect-cloudy skies, a cool breeze and little rain. As the plane flew over the rice fields of Cambodia, dipping through clouds and finally emerging over the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle rivers over Phnom Penh, I gazed at the flying countryside and city below, … Continued

Traveling in Sin is a HOT NEW RELEASE

Traveling in Sin  is a HOT NEW RELEASE on Amazon. Thank you for all your support of our memoir and our journeys! We really appreciate it! George and Lisa BOOK DESCRIPTION: This exuberant and unique travel memoir is written in the voices of the story’s two leading protagonists, George and Lisa, who meet on-line in January … Continued

Cambodia: Lost and Found in Ratanakiri

I had been trapped penniless in Phnom Penh for over a month. It had been ten weeks since I was conned out of five hundred dollars by a bank in Malaysia. Seven weeks since my beloved and irreplaceable journal, my glasses, wallet, iPod, all of my bank cards, and most of my money was stolen … Continued

Cambodian Creature Comforts

Our time in Cambodia was coming to a close, and our travels were in the homestretch. Myself and my partner, Elina, decided that a nice ending would be to visit the majestic temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. We hired a Tuk-Tuk driver to pick us up at noon. This proved to be a … Continued

Dump Life in Cambodia

Written by Tyler Brooks In the smoky distance a small girl with her friends is playing jump rope without a care in the world. On an oasis patch of dying or dead grass teenagers stare at the sky, pointing out elephants, cars, people’s faces and anything else they see in the clouds above. A gang … Continued

Fear & Loathing In Cambodia

Author’s Note:  The events in this story took place during my first visit to Cambodia in 1993 when the country was under the control of UNTAC or the United Nations Transitional Authority In Cambodia.  At that time UNTAC was attempting to organize the country’s first democratic elections after the ravages of the Khmer Rouge which … Continued

Cambodia, a Journey of Discovery

Anyone wishing to visit Cambodia will uncover a country that is both beautiful and mysterious.  For too long Cambodia was associated with the murderous regime of Pol Pot and his cronies and the country is still recovering from this 20th century tragedy.  Naturally, there are plenty of memorials to this terrible episode in Cambodia’s history … Continued

How One Traveler Stumbled Into A Two-Year Plan

You know that moment immediately after you stub your toe, but before eminent pain ensues when you think to yourself: “crap, this is going to really hurt in just a few seconds” With less than two months to go before Vicky and I set out on what is arguably our most important decision to date, … Continued

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