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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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I.N.D.I.A. – I’ll Never Do It Again

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Blog, India | 12 comments

I.N.D.I.A. – I’ll Never Do It Again

As I walked out of our hotel in New Delhi this morning the intense stench of rotten trash filled my nose and I had to hold my breath to suppress a gag reflex. Just a few steps further the smell of urine was so strong I felt close to suffocating. I saw an Indian woman walking next to me holding her robe against her nose to filter out the stink and the smog. To my left a tea vendor snorted up slime from the depths of his throat and spat it on the ground right next to my feet. A dog was rummaging through masses of trash, his tail tugged in, his life a miserable tale of garbage-picking and being...

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Yoga in Rishikesh & Leaving India

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Blog, India | Comments Off on Yoga in Rishikesh & Leaving India

Yoga in Rishikesh & Leaving India

Dates of travel: 11/5 – 11/8/2012 Rishikesh is known as the yoga capital of the world. With hundreds of Ashrams and yoga masters all throughout the town, tourists come from all over the world to get the “true” Indian yoga experience. Usually, we try to avoid touristy places except to see specific sights, but after the difficult experiences we have had with the locals, we decided that a place full of tourists would be perfect for us. Furthermore, we figured that some yoga, relaxation and focusing on spirituality would be just what we needed after having been sick. We went to Anand...

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