The Digital Nomad who Haunts Route 66

Despite a crappy internet connection, I managed to get Nathan on Skype for a short interview about his experience with digital nomadism and his future plans. “I learned many of the same things other digital nomads learn in their travels, about lifestyle design, the virtues of slow travel, a broadened perspective, deeper appreciation and understanding of other cultures, people are …

Travel Post: Phnom Penh to Kampot

Lately I’ve been so focused on work that I have neglected my travels and my travel blogging. Instead, I have been indulging in my love of technology, science fiction, and future design. But soon my digital nomad work travels will come to an end, soooo… On to the Travel Blogging Phnom Penh (PP) was great, as far as cities go. …

The Killing Fields, Emergency Sex, & Bed Bugs

As you enter the Killing Fields you see a tall pagoda-like structure filled with skulls. The skulls of the victims that were exhumed from this site have been examined by forensic professionals from around the world, and some are in displayed the museum, off to the right of the entrance. Small signs behind the skull explain how each one died. …

Once More into the Breach

A short plane hop lands me back in Phnom Penh, and I avoid the taxi stand, which charged nine bucks for a ride into the city on my previous trip. Someone yells out Tuk tuk! at me, and I pick out the voice from a crowd of transportation vendors clamoring for my attention. At first he is eager to be …

Thailand: Toilets, Taxis, and Shopping

I read an article on one expat blog that talked about how to use a Japanese toilet. It is common for expat blogs to write how-to articles and cultural tips. Not only do these types of articles provide useful information for surfers, they provide SEO-friendly keywords that help the blog build search engine visibility. While I like to think that …

Bangkok’s Got Him Now

A customer I’d met at S’s bar sat next to me on the plane ride from Phnom Penh and confirmed my suspicion that S and her coworkers were all prostitutes. When we arrived at the airport, they drove me into the city. The vast storm clouds stood out against the dusk and gave the impression that Bangkok sat at the …