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 …

August in Thailand and Cambodia

As you can probably tell, I had a thing for Thailand and Cambodia. These shots were taken in Koh Tao, Bangkok, Sihanoukville in Cambodia, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I was carrying everything I owned in my Jansport Odyssey, a 39-liter King of Backpacks. While other backpacks ripped and fell apart, the Jansport is with me to this day. For the …

Always Count Your Money

That’s what the Belgian told me. He’d had a hooker in his room for the past four nights. Always count your money and never leave your drink alone. They’ve been known to roofie people and rob them. Always keep your valuables on you. Put your money in plastic bags so if the hookers try to get it you can hear …

Awakening

My neighbor told me to come visit the bar she owns. She told me to get changed, and was like, You’re wearing those? when she saw my Vibrams. Ride the motorbike with me and my roommate, she said, but I told her I was too scared, and that I would rather walk. I took a detour along the boardwalk, and …

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Last night I lounged around the beach chairs that bars set up right in front of the waves. I was hanging with a Swiss traveler and drank lemon juice while a pair of drunk Europeans shot off fire works at each other and nearly hit a family of tourists. The Japanese couple to my left held hands the whole time …