When I left my home in California in August, I told myself I would be disappointed if I didn’t somehow change in four months.
Ports of Air
Airports seem to reflect their location. You can get a good bottle of wine for $10 in Jordan’s airport or the same wine for $50 in Hong Kong’s airport.
I still can’t download photos from my camera, arg. But investigating the problem with Chromebook experts helped me learn a little more about Vietnam. Turns out there is nothing wrong with my laptop. The photos won’t download because I am using an online application that the Vietnam government considers social media and those kinds of sites are blocked here.
Same Same But Different
This is my second trip to Vietnam and both visits evoked many memories of my teenage years at anti-war marches in Los Angeles and that time of passion and change that influenced me so profoundly.
I have had the very good fortune to have gotten this far without getting sick (except for heat rash), losing anything (except a lot of sweat) or destroying anything (except a couple of pairs of sandals and a few illusions). But it would not be life if something didn’t go south.
We are supposed to love all of our children equally and I do, which is easy because he is especially lovable.
Ankor Wat: The Star of the (Cambodia) Show
Between the 10th and 12th centuries, the kings of the Khmer Empire built some very spectacular stuff in this part of Cambodia, which was originally called “Angkor.” Iconic Angkor Wat is the most dramatic jewel in the crown but Angkor is a 150 square mile park full of temples, each one a world treasure.
Sabbayrikreay Waiting For Carol
For the past few days, I have been in Siem Reap, home to Cambodia’s famous historic site, Angkor Wat. I haven’t visited Angkor Wat yet because I am waiting to enjoy it with friend Carol, who is arriving tonight from Ho Chi Minh City (yippee!!). In the meantime, I haven’t had a hard time entertaining myself.