Monthly Archives: June 2010

Poor Chloe

I awoke last night to the sound of a small child breathing heavily and whimpering. “M, are you awake?” the voice asked, barely audibly. My mind immediately reverted to Mai-Mai, my favorite little girl at the orphanage. “Mai-Mai?” I asked … Continue reading

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Tomb Raider

Whoah. What a day. I feel truly knackered, as my new friends the hot guys that stayed at the guesthouse but went back to England before I could establish any sort of bond say. Woke up at the crack of … Continue reading

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Kep-ing our Cool

We’ve taken a honeymoon trip to Krong Kep on the Southern coast of Cambodia. We were under the impression that the ride to Kep would last three hours. We never took into account, however, that another three would be devoted … Continue reading

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Assimilation and Chlamydia

I’m having a hard time with the whole taking-your-shoes-off-before-you-enter-a house thing. Customs, politeness, acceptance, assimilation: I understand. But when it comes down to it, the floor is dirty, and I didn’t get a shot against tinea pedis. I’m working at … Continue reading

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Coffee, Rice, and the Taj Mahal

I am currently at Java Café, overlooking Phnom Penh’s Independence Monument, an impeccably manicured lawn, and a giant tooth. The coffee is tasty and the internet is free, and deciphering whether the password to get online is “world cup” or … Continue reading

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C-Ayn-Ayn

So we decided to check if there were any larger, or at least more spacious, rooms available in either our Super Smart Guesthouse, or its sister guesthouse just down the road. First we stopped at the Sister Guesthouse, where we … Continue reading

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Sleepless in the Smarthouse

Meet Sebastian: a lovely young German program employee with a rather intense interest for Mexico, and a severe lack of one for Canada. He picks us up from the airport and leads us to his pick-up truck. Small talk ensues, … Continue reading

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