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#18 Rainy Day Wave Riding in Cambodia

#18 Rainy Day Wave Riding in Cambodia

It’s wet outside where I am wandering today, and the weather has me reminiscing about rainy days in Cambodia. Since it helps to laugh when the sky is grey, here’s an embarrassing tale about mixing monsoons and motorbikes. Living in Phnom Penh, I drove a mildly beat up blue Honda “Wave” motorbike. When I first… more…

#give10 kicks off with Traffick Jam Asia

#give10 kicks off with Traffick Jam Asia

The hardest part of kicking off the first week of #give10 year two has been deciding which of our 366 amazing year one causes to pick first. Last year when I had the same starter’s dilemma, I followed the age old advice that “Charity begins at home.” Since this worked before I’m going with that… more…

halfway to awesome ::

halfway to awesome ::

Big thanks to all of you who joined this week’s virtual birthday fun to raise our first $1260 to help girls and women in Cambodia by multiplying awesome. We’ve made half way to our total goal. Since every single dollar you gave (or will give) will magically turn into two dollars through a matching grant,… more…

Help Wanted: multiplying awesome

Help Wanted: multiplying awesome

Today is my birthday and in addition to giving 10$, I want to raise $2490. Every day in the #give10 world, we’ve done the same thing. We find an incredible project changing the world for good, give them a bit of cash, and then tell you about it, in the hopes that spreading the word… more…

rythmns of rain ::

it’s been raining a lot lately. Not drizzle rain or mist rain. But the sky turns into a sheet of water kind of rain that instantaneously turns the poorly engineered streets of Phnom Penh into a lake. Tropical monsoon rains are just a part of life in Cambodia, and rainy season survival skills are something… more…

mango ::

Mangoes remind me that the best things in life are the simple things.  Not much in life gets better than a ripe mango without some work… and the things that are already good like friends and hammocks and sunshine and sticky rice get even better with a little extra nectar of mango goodness. When the… more…

one-way pnh ::

The beautiful chaos of Phnom Penh greeted me joyfully.  After a month in the bustle of big Bangkok I was so happy to have finally arrived.  Completely unknown and unexplored, it didn’t matter. This was home. Stepping out of the airport into the heat rising off the pavement was undeniably a warm welcome.  The Asian… more…