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Making a Trail

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Category Archives: Travlin’ fools

After leaving the beach town of Sanur behind, we moved on to the hillside town of Ubud. It’s famous for having beautiful Hindu temples, lush green rice patties, and a surplus of crunchy hippies. It’s where the author of “Eat, Pray, Love,” eventually settled down. This little town became our jumping off point for a […]

Our hotel near Sanur in Bali had a bunch of bikes you could use for free. Becky had the idea to go cruise along the beach boardwalk on them. In large part, this was a good idea. We saw some fisherman doing their thing: A guy flying a hilarious penis shaped novelty kite: And we […]

Said someone somewhere in history. I know it’s religious. I respected the rules. I wasn’t menstruating when we visited the temples, but these rules sure were specific and interestingly varied from place to place. The baby teeth thing stood out to me. -Mike

…With clown money. The exchange rate is around 13,000 rupiah to $1 so Becky and I are prentending we’re millionaires while we’re in Bali. Here she is posing with around 5 million rupiah ($400 dollars) 🙂 Making it rain: Still, if you suspend disbelief its pretty awesome when the ATM spits out 2 million. Or, […]

We’re happy to be here. Bali is great so far. We have some blogging to catch up on from Cambodia. It was really intense visiting the killing fields, and a school that was repurposed to torture enemies of the khmer rouge regime. We just needed a few days to let it all sink in. Best […]

The Central Market in Phnom Penh is a huge semi-covered bazaar where you can buy just about anything. There were vendors selling toilet paper, live chickens, fake watches, suits, prom dresses and roasted crickets. We did a little shopping but didn’t bite on th LV boxers: After shopping we decided to roll the dice on […]

Today we visited the Killing Fields outside of Phnom Penh and the school the khmer rouge converted into a torture facility for the regime’s alleged enemies. The killing fields are now known as the Choung Ek Genocidal Center. The school, which was previously known as “S21,” is now called the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. We […]

We went to the Royal Palace in Cambodia. It was pretty, and hot. We had a helpful tour guide but all I can remember from the tour is that the King lives in a building behind all the fancy ceremonial stuff and has A.C. and running water. Oh, and there were a few hundred carats […]

Angkor Wat is actually part of a gigantic archaeological park that includes the ancient city of Angkor, known as Angkor Thom. It also includes some smaller, lesser known temples that are on the periphery of the park. According to wikipedia, “a team of researchers using satellite photographs and other modern techniques concluded that Angkor had […]

Siem Reap was great. Amazing people, great ruins, and a nice hotel. But, travel we must. Today we arrived in Phnom Penh. We will be here for four nights then on to Bali. We’ll try to catch up on all the temple pictures from Siem Reap, we got some great photos. Best wishes to everyone […]