Life on the Road

A Day in the Life

  • June 28, 2017

I’ve hesitated doing a post like this, mostly because I wasn’t sure how interesting it would be. But I’ve gotten a few questions about what everyday life looks like around here, so I’ve snapped a few photos throughout my day to paint a picture of what living in Siem Reap looks like. Here goes… My day usually begins with yoga, meditation, journaling, and herbal tea. Yes, I know. It’s as…

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Sightseeing

A Reflection on the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

  • June 25, 2017

If you’ve ever visited a concentration camp in Europe, then you’ll have some idea of what it’s like to visit the the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center (aka the “Killing Fields”) and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (also known as S-21). It’s one of those travel experiences that’s both draining and depressing – and one of the most important things you can do on a trip to Cambodia. While the most famous…

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How To

A Complete Guide to Visiting Angkor Wat

  • June 19, 2017

There are a few of reasons people come to Siem Reap – cheap massages, delicious fish amok, happy pizza – but the main one is to see Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat, while the most famous one, is actually just one temple that is part of the Angkor Archeological Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site draws over two million visitors each year, and for good reason. It’s the biggest religious monument in the…

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Life on the Road

The Art of Getting Lost

  • June 16, 2017

I’ve developed a lot of useful skills throughout my travels: chatting up strangers, navigating situations in which English is nonexistent, and eating whatever food is put in front of me. One skill I’ve yet to master? A fine tuned sense of direction. It’s almost comical how bad I am at navigating. Whichever direction I choose is almost always the wrong one. But most of the time, this isn’t much of…

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Food & Drink

An Introduction to Cambodian Cuisine

  • June 13, 2017

I travel for a lot of reasons, but let’s face it: the main one is food. What better way to learn about another culture than by stuffing your face? While I’ve been here about a week, I still felt like I hadn’t really gotten a good sense of Cambodian cuisine (partially because I’m too hot to eat a lot of the time, partially because I’ve been laid up with a…

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Life on the Road

Getting Inked in Siem Reap

  • June 12, 2017

There’s something I’ve been meaning to do for the past nine or so years that I hadn’t quite gotten around to until now: getting another tattoo. But it wasn’t until the past few months that I’d become serious about it. I had an idea for something travel-related, so naturally one of the first things I researched before coming to Siem Reap was reputable tattoo shops. It didn’t take long at…

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Life on the Road

Cambodia: Day One

  • June 7, 2017

I have arrived! It was a long and somewhat stressful journey (my first flight was delayed, causing me to nearly miss my connection. I essentially threw myself prostrate and begged for them to reopen the gate to let me on the plane. Oy.), but here I am. Back in Cambodia at last. After getting my visa, I grabbed my bags and met my tuk tuk driver outside. Then I sat back,…

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Life on the Road

Why Cambodia?

  • May 29, 2017

One week from today, I’ll be embarking on a 28-hour journey from New York to London to Kuala Lumpur, before finally landing my tired self in Siem Reap, Cambodia. As of now, that will be my home for the next two(+) months. Among the questions I’ve gotten about this trip (including “WTF?” and “You’re doing what?”), the most common one by far is, “Why Cambodia?” It’s hard for me to…

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Sightseeing

Spontaneous Solo Travel in New Orleans

  • May 26, 2017

It’s no secret that New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the US, and I’ve now had the opportunity to visit twice in the past couple of years. Interested in hearing more about my experiences in the Big Easy? Check out my latest post for SkyHi – a game-changing travel service that is going to revolutionize the way people fly. Mouthwatering food photos included!…

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How To

Packing 101: Medical Essentials When Traveling Abroad

  • May 23, 2017

Now that you’ve followed all of my handy tips on packing for an extended trip, let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of what you actually need to pack. One of the first things I started gathering in preparation for my upcoming travels to Cambodia is medication and first aid supplies. There are certain things I bring with me on every trip, and while I haven’t needed 90% of it most…

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