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Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Asia, Cambodia

How to Celebrate a birthday in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

How to Celebrate a birthday in Phnom Penh, Cambodia – and NOT drink.

When your best friends birthday occurs during her vacation to South East Asia, and in Phnom Penh, Cambodia – do not take her to the Choeung Ek Killing Fields! That is a depressing day, nevermind a depressing Birthday! So what DID we do to celebrate her birthday?

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Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Asia, Cambodia

Angkor Wat: How to kill an asthmatic Canadian friend

Angkor Wat: How to kill an asthmatic Canadian friend

When people think of Angor Wat, they think of the giant temples, the incredible architecture, and other wonderful things. And of course they should. Angkor Wat IS all of these things. But for me – Angkor Wat reminds me of how I almost killed my asthmatic Canadian friend. (oops) 

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Posted by on Jan 29, 2012 in Asia, Photo of the Week, Photos, Thailand

Photo of the Week: Thailand Monk

I always loved the tattoos on monks. They are incredible stories. While in the Tiger Temple in Thailand, a monk sat down and spoke to me. I asked if he would mind me taking a photo of his tattoos – He said yes as long as I did not touch him or his robes. The traditional tattoo in Thailand is called “Sak Yant”. These tattoos are believed to have originated from the Khmer period approximately 3,000 years ago.The tradition Buddhist tattoos are symmetrical designs based on images of the Buddha, Bodhisattvas, the Lotus or some other type of Buddhist symbols. The tattoos are meant to attract luck, wealth and blessings as well as provide insurance against evil spirits.

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