Street performer - percussionist

Street Performer – Cape Town, S. Africa

Cape Town just might be the coolest city in the world. Travel writers always describe cities as ‘vibrant,’ but in this case I think Cape Town defines the term. Because of the city’s location, Dutch & English ships have doubled the cape for hundreds of years, bringing with it European culture and food, and also […]

Angkor from a helipcopter

Above Angkor

I’ve been privileged to enjoy a host of unique adventures and cool experiences while living in Cambodia. One item, however, has remained stubbornly on my bucket list—in all my years here, I had yet to see Angkor from the air. Invariably, every time I fly out of Siem Reap, my seat is on the wrong […]


Angkor and Ozymandius – The West Gate

“He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings…” Daniel 2:20 This is probably my favourite gate into the old city of Angkor Thom. It’s almost always deserted, and is incredibly atmospheric and mysterious. This was once the entrance to the downtown of the largest city in the world. Put in that […]


Sua Prat at night – Siem Reap, Cambodia

There were quite the New Year’s goings on this evening within the walls of the old city of Angkor Thom. I didn’t feel like shouldering a tripod on our moto, so I spun the ISO knob and rocked the handheld, like a novice. It was only my second time to see the temples lit up […]

Pakse Rooftop

Pakse, Laos from rooftop restaurant Le Panorama

I’ve been in and out of internet the past four days, busy on a work trip to Laos. My first time in Laos has not disappointed. It’s an absolutely gorgeous country, the people are very nice, and the food is delicious. We spent a couple nights in Pakse in Southern Laos; there’s this cool rooftop restaurant called […]

taking apart an engine by the side of the road in ratanakiri.

What Roadside Assistance?

s This is what you do if you blow an engine in the middle of nowhere. I asked the owner if he had ever taken an engine apart before. “No, I’m learning by doing.” (loose translation) Pretty sure I’d call AAA. Cambodians are the ultimate in resource and creativity. Please feel free to share my […]

747 we flew on the way to Cambodia

Emergency Landing – ប៊ិះ គ្រោះ ថ្នាក់ យន្ត ហោះ

This is not a perfect photo, by any means (reflections, etc), but for some reason I like it. I like the snowdrifts on the ground. So our last flight from the States had a bit of drama—an emergency landing in Anchorage, Alaska. The plane had been vibrating a good bit, so exactly in the middle […]