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Phnom Penh’s S21 Tuol Sleng Museum

Cambodia has a very solemn and tragic side to it’s lovely Khmer face. The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (aka Security Prison 21 or S21) was the notorious genocide camp from 1975-1979, where prisoners (mostly innocent victims) of the Khmer Rouge were interrogated, tortured and killed.

May 24, 2012 13
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Winging your Hotel: How far would you walk to find Mr. Right?

With budget hotels in Southeast Asia, you never know what to expect.

Sometimes, you stumble upon a princely palace that’s cute, charming and cheap, all in one. Other times, a first impression doesn’t always do a place or place justice and you can’t always tell a bargain when you see it.

May 6, 2012 17
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Are you a street-smart traveler or just travel-jaded?

Street wise. Been-there and done-that. Old hat.

After traveling in Asia over the course of a year, there were two things I felt I had become proficient at: haggling and avoiding scams.

April 30, 2012 29
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Cambodia Fear Factor foods

By the time I got to Cambodia, after having visiting much of Southeast Asia, I found there really wasn’t many Fear Factor Foods I haven’t seen.

‘Same Same’… but not too different.

In fact, the prize Fear Factor foods of Khmer folk seemed to share its neighbors’ palettes.

Here’s a few interesting foods as well as, a couple of players I haven’t yet seen…

April 12, 2012 29
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Love Letters #16-25: Where have I been in the past 7 months?

I’ve cheated you, my dear readers. I haven’t been good at taking you with me on my travels. Sorry. So here’s an update on my travels: Where have I been after India? Without giving away all my stories just yet, here’s a summary of highlights and places I’ve been to.

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