Angkor Wat: Exploring Cambodia’s Magnificent Ancient Temple

Angkor Wat: Exploring Cambodia’s Magnificent Ancient Temple

January 21, 2024Cambodia 4 Comments

“At [Angkor], there are ruins of such grandeur that, at the first view, one is filled with profound admiration, and cannot but ask what has become of this powerful race, so civilised, so enlightened, the authors of these gigantic works?” ~Henri Mouhot, French naturalist & explorer who first documented Angkor Wat to the Western world, Travels … Read More

Touring the Mekong Delta: The “Rice Basket of Vietnam”

Touring the Mekong Delta: The “Rice Basket of Vietnam”

January 16, 2024Vietnam 4 Comments

Grassy shades of green drift past my window like colors from a box of Crayola 64 crayons. Workers appear in the distance, up to their knees and waists in the fields, their conical hats bobbing as they move. Deep green coconut palm trees and golden wispy plants partially submerged in marshy water frame the scene … Read More

Naha, Okinawa, Palm Trees, Pottery & Bukubuku Tea

Naha, Okinawa, Palm Trees, Pottery & Bukubuku Tea

January 2, 2024Japan 6 Comments

At first glance, Naha, Okinawa, didn’t look much like the images of Japan that had been imprinted on my mind while exploring Tokyo, Kyoto and Kōchi. Japan’s smallest and southernmost island seemed a world away from its northern counterparts, with palm trees, a beachy vibe and a main street that shouts instead of whispers. Any … Read More