Category Archives: Cambodia

Global Fund For Children’s Photo Contest: Cambodian Courage

Hi Everyone, An amazing organization called, Global Fund for Children, (http://www.globalfundforchildren.org/) is trying to raise awareness for girls living in adverse conditions around the world through a program called Project RISE.  In order to do so, they have started a … Continue reading

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Reexamine your “core values” Louis Vuitton

  “A single journey can change the course of a life.”  This is the catch phrase accompanying Louis Vuitton’s “core values” ad campaign.   Yes, this statement may be true.  But unfortunately for you Louis Vuitton I don’t think an … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning: Open your Doors.

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” – Joseph Campell It’s April, which means Spring is here (well in the states at least).  I’ve found myself going through a pseudo “spring … Continue reading

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Asian Stranger

I guess it would be fair to say that I’ve become somewhat desensitized to the quirks of Asian life after spending five months in Saigon. Seven rats scattering away from my door? Well that’s fewer than the night before. Man … Continue reading

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The colors of Asia

From the second largest building in the world to one of the ancient wonders of the world. From one of the most modern and fastest developing cities in the world to a 46% literacy rate.  I spent eighteen days traveling … Continue reading

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The world’s freshest ginger. Seriously.

In a region of the world where the question “How are your bowel movements today?” has replaced “Good Morning Sunshine” as the first question of the day, food is naturally one of the most important aspects of living in South … Continue reading

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lesson one: A huge city trapped in a little box.

After an extremely relaxing weekend on the coast of Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand and then 13 straight hours on a bus, I have finally arrived in Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon.  The hustle and bustle of Saigon … Continue reading

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“Whoever says happiness comes with sunshine has never danced in the rain”

This past weekend I journeyed about 7 hours north to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to go see the temples of Angkor Wat, one of the man made wonders of the world.  These temples are so incredibly old and literally took my … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Buddhism?

Pictures like this one project many images Buddhism as a break from other conditional Western religions.  There are no pedophile priests or angry cults in Buddhism projected on CNN every night.  Rather, many people see Buddhism as a religion and … Continue reading

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