My ride to ATL from ICN (and my hands).

My ride to ATL from ICN (and my hands).


Holiday decorations at ICN appear as though they are some kind of colorful clip art pasted on the photo.

Holiday decorations at ICN appear as though they are some kind of colorful clip art pasted on the photo.


A crab boat is moored off the crab market in Kep; crab cages float in the foreground.

A crab boat is moored off the crab market in Kep; crab cages float in the foreground.


An abandoned mid-century modern villa in Kep, Cambodia. You can learn more about these structures here.

An abandoned mid-century modern villa in Kep, Cambodia. You can learn more about these structures here.


View of the under-construction crematorium for the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk as seen from the top of the Frangipani Hotel. The Royal Palace is in the background. Hundreds of construction workers and artisans work 24 hours a day in an effort to complete the structure in time for the February ceremony.

View of the under-construction crematorium for the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk as seen from the top of the Frangipani Hotel. The Royal Palace is in the background. Hundreds of construction workers and artisans work 24 hours a day in an effort to complete the structure in time for the February ceremony.


Good luck. Long life.
Blessing from nun at Banteay Kdei temple. 

Is it fruit? Is it meat?
A question Lauren often asks herself upon examining prepared Cambodian food.

The steps we take to get to our afternoon office. You don’t want to fall on these!

The steps we take to get to our afternoon office. You don’t want to fall on these!


Dinner tonight: Tendons (pork), squid, mushrooms, shrimp, and tofu.

Dinner tonight: Tendons (pork), squid, mushrooms, shrimp, and tofu.


If you haven’t had the pigeon you should try it.
Mongkol, at the Chinese restaurant.

Dinner last night: Eel. Delicious!

Dinner last night: Eel. Delicious!


Before work at the Russian Market for the best iced coffee in Phnom Penh. Purportedly filtered three times. Add as much Bestcows condensed milk as you like (straight from the can).


I may be a boring bastard, but at least I’m not Strindberg.
Ibsen

At Lucky Supermarket (the Safeway or Kroger of Cambodia) all the checkers are wearing Santa hats, there are Christmas trees in the window, and Christmas carols are playing over the sound system. It’s all a bit surreal.

At Lucky Supermarket (the Safeway or Kroger of Cambodia) all the checkers are wearing Santa hats, there are Christmas trees in the window, and Christmas carols are playing over the sound system. It’s all a bit surreal.


A favorite meal at a favorite restaurant in Phnom Penh, the name of which is completely unknown to me. But the food is fresh, hot and insanely cheap. Here is our vegetable stir fry with egg, two veggie cakes (already consumed), and two Lychee drinks. Total for 2 persons: under $4.

A favorite meal at a favorite restaurant in Phnom Penh, the name of which is completely unknown to me. But the food is fresh, hot and insanely cheap. Here is our vegetable stir fry with egg, two veggie cakes (already consumed), and two Lychee drinks. Total for 2 persons: under $4.