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Dirt Biking in the West Papuan Highlands
Animal Experiences / Indonesia / Photography / Road Trip / Travel Writing / West Papua / Wildlife

Dirt Biking in the West Papuan Highlands

Somehow, some way my two sisters had managed to convince a group of Special Forces police stationed in the West Papuan highlands to lend us their bikes for the day. I wasn’t sure how they had convinced them, but I wasn’t about to question their strategies. Ahead of us lay a day exploring as far … Continue reading

Cambodia: A Round-Up
Accommodation / Animal Experiences / Architecture / Art / Cambodia / Cooking Class / Diving / Ethical Travel / Foodie

Cambodia: A Round-Up

Days in Country: 21 Favorite Stop Overall: Kampot (for the relaxed atmosphere, the food, and the friendliness) Most Worthwhile Touristy Site: The Temples of Angkor Most Overrated Touristy Site: Sihanoukville’s beaches. Apart from our dive trip, we really did not enjoy Sihanoukville. Most Sobering/ Education Experience: A tie between the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in … Continue reading

Bats, Bamboo Trains, and a Phone Call in Battambang
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Bats, Bamboo Trains, and a Phone Call in Battambang

We weren’t expecting Battambang to be anything special. To be honest, we were just using it as a way to spend a few more days in northwestern Cambodia after Siem Reap and before heading back to Phnom Penh. However, because the town was largely empty of tourists while we were there, we felt like we … Continue reading