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Archive | March, 2012

Forecast Calls For Scattered Travellers With a Chance of Orangutans and Enlightenment

It took her 285 days, but Shawna has finally come to her senses and decided to leave me behind in Thailand. At least for a little while… We have spent most of March exploring Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and the beaches of Southern Thailand with Shawna’s sister Carly, and her friend Marissa. From elephant rides to [...]

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Rock Climbing, Monkeys, and Buckets On My Birthday

I really don’t think there is much else to add that the title of this post – it pretty much says it all! It was an awesome day on the Thai Island of Koh Phi Phi. Our afternoon was rigorous one – as the four of us went rock climbing, something none of us had [...]

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Photo Blog – The Brighter Side of Phnom Penh

Our post the other day on the Cambodian Genocide was a grim one for obvious reasons. It is a mind-numbing tragedy that cannot be overlooked when you travel through Phnom Penh, or anywhere in Cambodia. But, it is important to know that there is another side to the city. Today in Cambodia, despite the horrors [...]

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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum & the Killing Fields of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On April 17, 1975, Cambodia emerged from five years of invasion, bombardment, and civil war when its capital, Phnom Penh, fell to the guerrilla armies known as the Khmer Rouge which had been besieging it since the beginning of the year. The city’s population included over one million refugees, driven from their homes in rural [...]

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Balancing the Global Budget: Vietnam

We finally make it to South East Asia…. backpacker paradise when it comes to living on the cheap, cheap, cheap! You can live in SEA for pennies a day (or so) – it is ridiculous!! But wait…. how is it then, that our average daily spend has actually gone up!??! It’s true, ever since Ghana [...]

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5 Reasons To Have Your Parents Visit You While Travelling

Mom and Dad have now packed their bags and headed back to sunny Saskatchewan! It was an amazing four weeks full of adventures, and Shawna and I couldn’t have been happier that they came to spend their winter vacation with us. Here are a few reasons why: 1) A Different Perspective It took about a [...]

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