Posts made in December, 2012

Visiting a Cambodian Village and School

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Blog, Cambodia | 2 comments

Visiting a Cambodian Village and School

Dates of travel: 12/10/2012 – 12/12/2012 After Eric’s Dengue Fever and selling our bicycles in Bangkok, our only option to travel from place to place was by using public transportation. We realized quickly that this mode of travelling was very limiting. While on the bus we often found ourselves staring out the window with everything passing by in a quick blur. We were longing to be back on our bikes so that we could experience the mentality of the local people, wave to the children and take in the uniqueness of the scenery at each location. We still loved travelling and seeing new...

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Selling Our Bikes in Bangkok

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Blog, Thailand | 1 comment

Selling Our Bikes in Bangkok

Dates of travel: 11/22 – 11/26/2012 Doctor’s Verdict – No more heavy days of cycling. It was a sad moment when the doctor grimly advised Anja and me that cycling was not advised. Due to my Dengue Fever episode I would be required to take it easy for the next 7-8 weeks. According to the doctor if I stress my body too much I might go into viral retrogression, in other words break out in a fever all over again. Selling the bikes in Bangkok – Lots of inquiries. Anja went to work getting the bikes listed on Craigslist Bangkok, crazyguyonabike.com and thaivisa.com...

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Dengue Fever and Staying at a Hospital in Bangkok

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Blog, Thailand | 1 comment

Dengue Fever and Staying at a Hospital in Bangkok

Dates of travel: 11/14 – 11/22/2012 Leaving India was one of the most bitter-sweet moments of our trip. With so many expectations of incredible sights and wondrous foods, we were leaving India disappointed. We were bitter because our two and a half week adventure was quite a bit shorter than the 6 weeks we originally planned for. It was also sweet because we would be leaving India for what would be the most luxurious portion of our trip, Thailand and Cambodia. At this point we were looking forward to everything Thailand and Cambodia had to offer. Bangkok did not disappoint. We were...

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Fried Spiders in Skuon, Cambodia

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012 in Blog, Cambodia | 1 comment

Fried Spiders in Skuon, Cambodia

Date of travel: 12/6/2012 Supposedly we swallow an average of four spiders in our sleep each year. Urban legend or not, just the thought of swallowing one of those itty bitty crawly creatures sends shivers down my spine. When Eric and I heard about a place in Cambodia where people eat not just little spiders but big fat hairy tarantulas we were immediately grossed out but also intrigued. The name of the town is Skuon and as it was on our way from Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) to Phnom Penh, we decided to stop there and check out the spider market. When our bus arrived in Skuon we didn’t have...

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