Hi Misadventurists, Occasionally we guest post on other travelers’ blogs, and Liz and Josh from peanutsorpretzels.com were kind enough to invite us to post on their awesome, super-glossy website about filming our Web series in Cambodia. Liz and Josh are currently in an area of China with spotty wi-fi so we thank them doubly for […]Read More Read Our Guest Article on PeanutsorPretzels.com!
At long last the Kickstarter campaign to fund “I Do: A Wedding of Cultures” is live! We’re pretty excited if you can’t tell. We have 30 days to get backed to the tune of $7000 for the web series. Check out our Kickstarter Video below: https://vimeo.com/132988361 Or if you’re having trouble with the Vimeo player […]Read More VIDEO: OUR KICKSTARTER PAGE IS LIVE (HUZZAH!)
I’m quite sure that there is a fascinating cultural or folkloric root for these New Year shenanigans somewhere in the mists of Cambodian history.
But you can be sure that Beej is not contemplating this academically as he brakes, weaves, and struggles to avoid hitting these youths who seem mysteriously determined to be hit by somebody.
by Beej In the last post we talked about some heavy history. But Battambang has a ton more to offer these days. For example, there are places you can scarf down mezze platters while ogling fine art, browsing literary works of spiritual gurus, or watching indie films in a small theater. Namely, the Lotus Bar […]Read More Battambang, Cambodia: “The Bong”. Part II
I’ve done the charming city of Battambang an injustice with the focus on horrible roads and personal injuries. Experiences here need not be confined to falling off motorbikes (not recommended) or sampling health care options (limited). There are some great places to see in Cambodia’s second city. Battambang’s recent history is not a glorious one. […]Read More Battambang, Cambodia – “The Bong”
What do they say about motorbikes? You’ve gotta get back on them? Or is that horses? Even after all our failed attempts to reach Wat Banan, Stax and I aren’t willing to let ourselves be deterred by a minor life-threatening crash or two. No way, not us. We hop directly back on the motorbike the […]Read More Phnom Sampeau, Cambodia – An Essay in Pictures and Video
by Beej. The Battambang tourist clinic is casual to say the least. The woman at the outdoor check-in counter is about to leave for the day as we pull up to the window on our scraped-up motorbike, which held up fine on our 25km journey back from the crash site. The woman kindly sticks around […]Read More Battambang, Cambodia – The “Tourist Clinic”
Originally posted on Gypsy. Tramp. Thief.:
I have a pretty good memory. I don’t forget many things nor do I lose [many] items. But there is one second in my life that is gone, a fluttering moment in time that my mind could not, until recently, recall. Let me try to capture it. Beej and…
by Beej and Stax The wreck happens during our third attempt in three days to reach Wat Banan, a five-towered hillside Buddhist temple thirty kilometers west of Battambang. We have heard from other travelers to expect a steep and exhausting climb in the 100 degree heat and humidity to the top of the temple once […]Read More Battambang, Cambodia: The Wreck, Part One
by Beej Stax and I are headed to Battambang to check out a traditional wedding exhibition involving dozens of couples that is supposed to take place at a temple outside of town as part of the Khmer New Year celebration. It is supposed to take 5 hours from Phnom Penh to Battambang. It ends up […]Read More Battambang, Cambodia: An Unexpected Journey