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Archive for September, 2011

Sep '11

More September Floods

I spoke much too soon about water levels dropping. Cambodia is suffering from floods, for the second time in a month. The river has overflowed its banks. Near the Old Market and Wat Bo the water ranges from calf- to hip-deep. Several dozen people have drowned across the country. Customers can’t get to restaurants or […]

Sep '11

Frog Songs

It rained all night and day yesterday, which was enough to bring back flooding. It’s amazing how quickly it recedes when the ground is still saturated. On Wednesday night the road was hidden under calf-deep water. On Thursday it was down to large puddles. The frogs are pleased with the situation. Frog songs

Sep '11

Managing Financial Paperwork from the Road

Packing up for one month in Cambodia was much the same as for my eight month trip. I’d like to share some ways to manage your financial and practical affairs from the road. They’re all simple, but you need to allow enough time before you leave. What’s in your wallet? Open your wallet and find […]

Sep '11

On the Road Again

Back to Siem Reap for a month. I’m in pretty good shape for 26 hours of travel and an 11 hour time zone shift. I couldn’t follow Daniel Pink’s recommendations for jet lag. The darkened cabin on the trans-Pacific flight was too soporific to resist. I was more successful when I shotgunned movies on the […]