Reflections on Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.

February 5. Generally, in reflecting on the terrific trips that Carol and I have been privileged to taken the past, I remark on how grateful I am to have been able to take the trip and my determination to continue these trips as long as I can, because you never know how long you’ll be […]

Hong Kong

February 4. Breakfast with Robert and Joseph at hotel, then minivan to airport. After an uneventful flight, we have some difficulty connecting with our driver, but eventually are driven to the Four Seasons. Meredith has a 10 hour layover in Hong Kong, so we invited her to come to the Four Seasons with us and […]

Villages, Stilt Houses and a Jungle Temple at Beng Melea,

February 2. First we drive to Kompong Khleang, one of the largest settlements on the Tonle Sap Lake, stopping along the way to watch people making “sticky rice”

And then we crash a wedding that we pass.

Next we stop in a market at a small village market

and then walk through a wonderful little […]

Ta Prohm, and More.

February 3. This morning we wake very early to explore and photograph at amazing Ta Prohm, where jungle tree roots still cover the ruined temples. We get there ahead of the crowds and have relatively unobstructed views. The photos below, all taken on an iPhone, include workmen maintaining the site, women who bless people (for […]

First full day at Angkor Wat

February 1. Breakfast at the hotel, then tuk-tuk to Angkor Wat. As we’d been warned, our magical alone time of late yesterday is now shared with thousands of other visitors.

Nonetheless, this is our best day of the trip. It’s impossible to describe or capture in photos the magnitude of Angkor Wat, it’s enormous scope, […]