Phnom Penh 

I’m determined not to be a dirty Backpacker.  It’s honestly kind of difficult. Everyone’s so sweaty all the time. But I’m seeing and hearing things that I can’t believe. I’m sure these people enjoy more showers in their normal lives. I’ll leave out who they are but one guy had a very bloody toe and…

Nobody likes Phnom Penh 

I’ve seen a funeral precession, a wedding, and a birthday. Had some birthday cake. Ate some salt from some mud. (I agree, I also didn’t think it was smart) Did some mild spelunking that turned into yet another moment of what have I done. I’ll just say it involved a Cambodian child telling me where my…

Three rights still makes a left

Bike the temples I said. It’ll be fun I said. I’ll do the long route I said.  There’s $1 bike rentals for all day. I got the bike and they stood their watching like they wanted to find out if I could ride a bike. I looked up where I was going quickly and needed…

Trantula samosas 

I always think so many backpackers are so lazy, sleeping in till 11 or so everyday. I’d do that at home but there’s things to see! But I guess they’re on vacation so I’ll let it slide I got up early to check the ride/tuk tuk share for a temple tour but nobody signed up…

Tomb Jones

Feels like ive been here forever.  I did what’s known as the small circle tour today. I read I should ask for the tour backwards to avoid some crowds. Off to the tomb raider temple. (I’ve been using tomb raider and Indiana Jones interchangeably but they were filmed in different places. I’m so lame when…

Uncomfortable 

They almost didn’t let me into cambodia. I guess something was wrong with the date of my visa. When I applied was supposed to be the day I arrived? I thought it was good for 3 months anyways. I’m here somehow. My bag decided to join me as well. There’s a window to get a…

Reunited

I was packing up my things this morning and I grabbed something that wasn’t mine. It was something rectangular and wallet size in a stocking with as knot tied at the end. What could this be!?!?!? Did I find some backpackers money stash they left behind? Is it drugs? I undid the knot and pulled…

Hong Kong

Someone once told me that I wouldn’t like hong kong style milk tea. She was right It’s so nice to walk around. I’m cold because I only have a shirt and leggings. But it’s not -20 c or so. I’ll take it. Someone was watering shrubs and i reliased i havent smelled wet dirt in…

I like your optimism 

We had a in flight medical emergency. They were asking for a doctor in 3 different languages. Cool but also not cool. I was convinced we were diverting to Bejing. We didn’t. I made it to Hong Kong. Although my travel companion didn’t  (I hope my bag has a fun extra night in Vancouver)  I…

Take me westbound! To the east!

Leaving my town, it was -33c. Then I went to Calgary where it was -20. Not backpacking in asia weather. I picked up a jacket from the thrift store and was wearing my old sweat pants around downtown Calgary. I felt pretty high class. I ditched these before getting on the flight to asia.  I…

Fetch me my harem pants and malaria pills

An ode to Google… Angkor Wat is massive. It’s easy to find a run down of the most popular temples in the park to try to decide if I want to see them. However, google maps is my best friend. I was checking out Siem Reap on google maps and I noticed there’s square lakes…

Bye Bye Tokyo

I didn’t hear my alarm. Luckily I had another random alarm go off an hour later. I had an hour to get ready until my friends english teacher picked me up to take me to the airport. We drove for a little to Narita. We stopped at a museum type place. It’s hard to discribe…