Life on the Road

An American Abroad

  • August 4, 2017

So, what was it like to be an American abroad in Asia for two months? The very question itself is fairly narcissistic, and perhaps even characteristic of how people from other countries perceive Americans. But it is a point of interest, especially in today’s tumultuous political climate. You couldn’t step foot into a business with a television without images of our president donning the screen, so this understandably became a…

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Life on the Road

Cambodia: Final Thoughts

  • July 28, 2017

My time in Cambodia has come to an end! After a quick trip to Mumbai, I have arrived back in New York. Cambodia intrigued me enough on my first visit in 2014 that I felt compelled to return and see more of the country. And while I didn’t get to see absolutely everything (looking at you, Koh Rong), I did see a lot. I spent most of my time in…

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Sightseeing

Kampot & Kep

  • July 25, 2017

While Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Sihanoukville tend to top the tourist spots in Cambodia, I am rather partial to Kampot. I finally made my way down to the sleepy riverside town just before leaving Cambodia, and I’m so glad that I did. One of my favorite days of my entire adventure in Cambodia was a tuk tuk tour between Kampot and Kep. I was fortunate enough to meet up…

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A Visit to Caversham Wildlife Park

  • July 17, 2017

Think fast: what’s the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Australia? If you’re like me, kangaroos, dingoes, and koalas might have popped up. While Tom very kindly pulled off a number of times during our road trip so that I could get a look at kangaroos in the wild, I was definitely craving a more up-close-and-personal look at Australian wildlife. My two main options were the…

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An Afternoon in Leederville

  • July 14, 2017

One of Hayley’s top neighborhood recommendations in Perth was Leederville, which she had suggested would be a good place to grab a coffee, do work, and browse some shops. It was only about a 20-minute walk from their apartment, and while it crossed over some major roads and highways, the stroll was surprisingly pleasant. I really like that people seem to walk a lot in Perth, which is a nice…

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Food & Drink

Margaret River: Days Two and Three

  • July 12, 2017

Special thank you to Tom, who provided some of the photos for this post! If we dipped our toes into the Margaret River world of wine the day before, we absolutely swan dived into it on Day 2 – all thanks to Wine for Dudes, a tour company run by a New Zealander named John who’s been living and drinking in Margaret River for over a decade. If you’re looking…

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Margaret River: Day One

  • July 10, 2017

I’ve just returned from an amazing trip to a place I’ve dreamt of visiting since I was a kid: Australia. I’m not sure if it was the exotic wildlife, the beautiful beaches or simply the fact that it was the furthest place away I could imagine, but I’ve always felt drawn to this country. And better yet – one of my good friends from college is from Perth and generously…

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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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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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