Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cambodia 7/23/2010 - 9/12/2010

It's been a while since I've updated this blog. I guess school, job hunting, facebook...,for the past 6 months, have kept me away from blogging. Perhaps I should get back to blog more like I used to.


Anyway, after Singapore, my final destination is Cambodia where I spend the most time and have the most fun with my folks. This time I get to do more road trips and have the opportunity to visit a few more other provinces that I've never been to before such as Kratie, Steung Treng, Mondol Kiri, Rattanakiri and Pailin. The road infrastructure has been improved for the past 2 years since my last visit, making it possible to travel to more places inside the country. It's good to see the country progressing although, as a result, Phnom Penh gets more crowded and will need to be expanded.

However, despite the changes, I always feel I'm at home whenever I come back. I realize I never leave Cambodia and Cambodia never leaves me. I enjoy the simpler and slower-pace of life, the friendly people, the convenience of cheap eats at every corner, and, most importantly, I enjoy being surrounded by friends and family. Time does fly when you have fun. 6 weeks don't seem to be enough. Before I know it, I have to catch the flight back to Seattle.

More pictures are here.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Singapore, 7/21/10 - 7/23/10

I'm on the boat

Flight from London to Singapore took about 15 hours with a stopover at Bombay airport. It is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a diverse population made up mainly of Indians, Chineses and Malays.

The Merlion

The tiny island is a well-developed economic-booming country. High-rise buildings blend with colonial ones. Public transportation, especially the subway, is very efficient to get around Singapore. The city is full of entertainments, shopping centers and plenty of cheap eats on the streets.

Food, food and food