Tag Archives: phnom penh

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…

phmending ::

It’s been a quiet few weeks in Phnom Penh.   It’s amazing the things that you learn when something as simple as a few stitches in the knee stops you in your tracks. There are the regular lessons that injury teaches you- like how to master the art of not getting your leg wet in the… more…

ordinary saturday ::

I woke up to the sounds of motorcycles on my street this morning and drank coffee in my hammock while enjoying the morning breeze on my front porch.  I sat with my computer, straining to capture the wifi signal wafting up into my apartment from the café next door along with smells of khmer cooking. … 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…

wandering on ::

And so… after four years in Washington DC… 770 days of life in a cubicle… two jobs, two row homes, six roommates, one inauguration, dozens of amazing friends, hundreds of lattes and uncountable good times, I’ve finally packed my bags again. I’ve traded DC’s Northeast for the Far East and a new adventure has begun…. more…