PHNOM PENH

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA What I have learned from my travel experience in SE Asia is that if I ever return, to go with a travel companion and do not travel on the cheap. TheĀ  better accommodations and transportation insulates you from illness and, in the case of Phnom Penh, the daily grimness and pollution of … Continue reading PHNOM PENH

THE TOURIST TOWN OF SIEM REAP

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA This popular tourist destination of 175,000 is in the NW of the Kingdom of Cambodia. The town is a cluster of small villages along the Siem Reap River. These villages were originally developed around Buddhist temples (Wats), which are almost evenly spaced along the river. Siem Reap has colonial and Chinese-style architecture … Continue reading THE TOURIST TOWN OF SIEM REAP

VIENTIANE, LAOS

VIENTIANE, LAOS Vientiane is the capital and largest city in Laos. Located on the banks of the Mekong River, Vientiane is a city steeped in history. The city is the home of the massive gilded stupa, a word which is defined in my last blog, Pha That Luang, a national symbol of Laos. The streets … Continue reading VIENTIANE, LAOS