I tried to save the frosting for last

I tried to save the frosting for last

Temple monkey that refused to look up for what clearly would have been a National Geographic photo. #Battambang #PhnomSampeu

Temple monkey that refused to look up for what clearly would have been a National Geographic photo. #Battambang #PhnomSampeu

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh

Standing under a bright blue sky and an unrelenting noonday Saigon sun, Beej and I are drip drip dripping sweat like broken faucets. We’re in the middle of a bustling bus depot at the busiest roundabout in all of Ho Chi Minh City. The hot wind, whipped up by the hundreds of motorbikes zipping around us, does nothing to cool us down.

I look up at Beej to say something about heading over to a…

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The entrance to one of the most depressing caves I’ve ever been to. My 10 year old guide shows me a hole to my left where the Khmer Rouge threw down babies. Following the steps down, I find where they tossed the bodies and body parts of dissidents and other undesirables. #PhnomSampeu

The entrance to one of the most depressing caves I’ve ever been to. My 10 year old guide shows me a hole to my left where the Khmer Rouge threw down babies. Following the steps down, I find where they tossed the bodies and body parts of dissidents and other undesirables. #PhnomSampeu

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Every night around dusk, approx. 2 million bats fly out of Phnom Sampeu’s caves. It’s pretty spectacular. Just don’t stand underneath them because that’s not rain dropping on your head. #tothebatcave! #PhnomSampeu #Cambodia #Battambang #bats #batsbatsbats

Every night around dusk, approx. 2 million bats fly out of Phnom Sampeu’s caves. It’s pretty spectacular. Just don’t stand underneath them because that’s not rain dropping on your head. #tothebatcave! #PhnomSampeu #Cambodia #Battambang #bats #batsbatsbats

How fitting we would find the best coffee in #PhnomPenh at a place called #HappyPatch

How fitting we would find the best coffee in #PhnomPenh at a place called #HappyPatch

Lights, show, buffet!

Lights, show, buffet!

An Interlude: or How to consolidate your life into two easy-to-carry pieces luggage

An Interlude: or How to consolidate your life into two easy-to-carry pieces luggage

Since I last wrote, Beej and I had gone from decision to action and put our notices in at work. That made everything feel final. Everyone at my work took it pretty well. No wailing or cries for me to stay longer, nor did anyone latch themselves to my leg in an attempt to keep me from walking out the door. (Of course, the only scenarios I had prepared for.) Instead, they were excited and…

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@beejmckay submitting to his first paid haircut in seven years.

@beejmckay submitting to his first paid haircut in seven years.

#upside-down #reflection of this #fancyshmancy hotel. #Saigon

#upside-down #reflection of this #fancyshmancy hotel. #Saigon