Phnom Penh was amazing, but it also had a raw side that we found very challenging. We had crossed into Cambodia around noon, by boat as the last river leg of our tour of the Mekong river delta, and transferred to a minibus that drove us to Phnom Penh, arriving at 3. The heat of the day was fading a bit, and we explored the neighborhood around our hotel, which was a block away from the Royal Palace complex.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Someone asked us how we adapted to the lack of structure and control on our trip. We can definitely see how it would look like there was a lack of structure and control from the outside perspective, but the truth was that there was enough of it to go around. Yes, we weren’t always in control of our luggage, or our schedule. But we were in control of our choices, and of our world, no matter how large or small. It mostly broke down into the following questions: Where are we sleeping tonight? What are we eating next? Where are we going tomorrow? When you think about it, having things be that simple makes your life feel a lot easier. Once you answer those questions it’s fairly easy to deal with everything else.
Big Picture Planning
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
On the road, we started collecting pictures of recurring things that interested or amused us. After a year, we had accumulated several image series that are specific to a subject rather than a location. Some were sizeable (kids, plumeria, and spiders are the odd-fellow chart toppers), while others were sparse. Some were completely new subjects, while a few are things David has been collecting as long as he’s had a camera. We thought we’d kick off this new series of posts with a collection that falls in the latter category; David’s always been fascinated by spiral staircases. Enjoy!
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver