Siem Reap, Cambodia Part 2 Sunset Lake Tour

I was extremely hesitant about going on this tour. It was scheduled from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM, and sounded absolutely wonderful, but knowing how Southeast Asians are with respect to timeliness, and the fact that I had a flight at 10:30 PM, it felt like a gamble. I couldn't have been more grateful that … Continue reading Siem Reap, Cambodia Part 2 Sunset Lake Tour

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Siem Reap, Cambodia Part 1, Angkor Wat and Surrounding Temples

Until the day before arriving in Siem Reap, little did I know that I would be seeing far more temples than merely Angkor Wat. Although dilapidated and damaged, Unesco has done a wonderful job of preserving these temples. The first temple we saw was Bayan, constructed in the 11th century. Cambodia, historically, followed the Hindu … Continue reading Siem Reap, Cambodia Part 1, Angkor Wat and Surrounding Temples

Roda’s Critter Connection — Carpe Diem

While exploring Angkor Wat and its surrounding temples recently, I was truly mesmerized by the absolutely gorgeous architecture, dilapidated, but yet so profound, and so breathtaking. Prior to my trip, I thought to myself that it would be cool to possibly meet a cute girl in one of my tour groups. If you haven't noticed … Continue reading Roda’s Critter Connection — Carpe Diem

My Thoughts on 2017 and Dreams of 2018

2017 has definitely been one of the best years of my life. It was very much needed as 2016 was by far the worst year of my life. I was broken in so many ways during 2016. This year I finally transitioned out of poker, and became an English teacher. Part of me had always … Continue reading My Thoughts on 2017 and Dreams of 2018

Dreams Of Phuket

I've been waiting a long time for this moment. I've just woken up to finish the last of my packing, and I will be heading to the airport to return to Phuket soon. When I left in May, I felt that I had a lot of unfinished business in Phuket. I hated my job at … Continue reading Dreams Of Phuket

10 Reasons Why You Should Go To Phuket Right Meow!

Will Keep this short and sweet and my final thoughts on leaving for a different post. Enjoy 🙂 1. The people - Phuket has a wonderful mix of friendly locals and expats. I stayed in Chalong so had my friends that I taught with as well as others I met on Muay Thai Road that were … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Should Go To Phuket Right Meow!

Phuket Part 4– Sarasin Bridge Joy Ride

Today was my last day in Phuket. Over the last month I had discovered the joy of riding a motorcycle. The wind on my cheeks while going fast, the ease of handling, and also wriggling through traffic. I thought what better way to spend my last day in Phuket by taking a joy ride from … Continue reading Phuket Part 4– Sarasin Bridge Joy Ride

I Will Miss Phuket– My Decision

If it seems like my blog has taken a slightly depressed/emotional shift recently, it is because I have made an absolutely horrible decision. In the moment, it seemed like I was making the decision for the right reasons, and had I stayed it would've been for the wrong reasons, but now I see that I … Continue reading I Will Miss Phuket– My Decision

Phuket Part 3– The Big Buddha And Phrom Thep Cape

Yesterday was a pretty wonderful day. On the way to Kata beach the previous two times I had always seen the Big Buddha overlooking both Kata and Chalong, but never really knew how to get there. To my excitement I found it was accessible by Chalong, where I live now, so decided last weekend to … Continue reading Phuket Part 3– The Big Buddha And Phrom Thep Cape

Phuket Part 2- Kata Beach Bum

Last week was my first week of school which was nice, but certainly hectic. I'm teaching 3rd through 6th grade, and will admit that some of my students are a handful, but most are lovely and truly brighten my day. Its always nice to walk into a sea of smiling faces and hear Helllloooo Teacherrrr … Continue reading Phuket Part 2- Kata Beach Bum