Cambodia

The Mighty Mekong, and the Bridge

In April, work was completed on a bridge over the Mekong River just north of Neak Loeung, Cambodia. Before the bridge, everything stopped at Neak Loeung while your bus/car/motorcycle negotiated passage on a ferry over the river. It's progress, but me, I liked the stop/ferry. I've posted about it before. I'm a member of a group of FB nerds in Cambodia, and I wrote this to them. Maybe you'll like it.

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Living electrically in rainy season Cambodia

Here are some of the challenges of living in a developing country (which is also very high on everyone's corruption index) during the rainy season:

Making the Mekong

Some may recall that one of the things I wanted to do a lot of on this trip to SE Asia was long-distance motorcycling.

As it turned out, there hasn't been a lot of that, and what there has been hasn't been all that successful (see "My Week in Ha Noi," March 3rd), even if fun and instructive as I was failing...

Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat, and a little History Revision

We now know that US armed forces dropped more bombs on Cambodia between 1964 and 1975 than were dropped by all the Allied Powers in all countries during the Second World War.

So I'm plagued by cognitive dissonance by US currency being the preferred currency in Cambodia, over the native Cambodian rials...

A beach week in Cambodia

A place where you have to wait for the cows to cross the road, where you can hear roosters crow, and where you have to watch out for the chickens underfoot, is a place worth being in.

I would have liked it if that sentence had begun with, "I've always said..." but then it would have been untrue...

A gap in the tales

The astute reader will note there's a significant gap in this weblog, a gap of some two weeks. Oops, maybe closer to three.

It seems to have started when my sons and I separated—Duncan going back to high school, and Andrew staying on in Viet Nam...

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