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Archive for December, 2012

Happy 2013!

Posted: December 31st, 2012 by Scott

Thinking back on 2012, we feel that we’ve been super fortunate. We’ve been able to do and see an awful lot as well as share and create memories with some great friends and of course our families. All these experiences taught us quite a bit, here’s a few lessons learned this year: We learned that […]

One last World Herirtage Site, Angkor Wat

Posted: December 24th, 2012 by Scott

Our last stop in Cambodia before heading back to California was the town of Siem Reap, which is the closest town to Angkor Wat.  The area around Siem Reap includes a huge number of temples, both Hindu and Buddhist, built by the kings of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th centuries. The area […]

Battambang, Cambodia’s second city

Posted: December 16th, 2012 by Scott

From Phnom Penh it was another 6-hour bus ride to Battambang, Cambodia’s second largest city, which actually felt like a very small town.   Battambang has many small wats (Buddhist temples) and some French colonial buildings to explore.  It is also adorned with many statues decorating nearly every round-about, sidewalk and park. Though after a day […]