Comments on: Journey to Beng Mealea Tue, 15 May 2012 14:34:13 +0000 hourly 1 By: Suzanne Tue, 17 May 2011 01:44:33 +0000 loving it! I loved the ninjas, but don’t miss them at all compared to this.

By: Shira Fri, 22 Apr 2011 23:43:09 +0000 Great blog!!!! My favorite part is “improbably large pigs,” which I think is definitely an awesome album title (should you feel inclined to record some songs about your Cambodia trip).

Thanks for sharing the pics too, they are wonderful!

By: Papa Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:05:20 +0000 Hi Steph and Chris,

I hope you are saving all of this narrative and these photos. Someday when you are aged and wise you will enjoy revisiting these places again.

You may not know it, but your parents led the way for you, in a tentative way. Our exploits were much less grand, but I remember landing in cow fields in a light plane and traveling up jungle rivers in central Mexico with nothing but Iguana to keep us company. Of course, I also remember intestinal infections, which were intense, but thankfully brief.

I am happy for you that you have this opportunity to see the world at ground level, and not from 35,000 feet or an air conditioned tour bus.

Thanks for sharing, Love, Papa

By: Mitsuye Yamada Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:59:31 +0000 Hi Stephanie,

Where are those “wonderful photos?” They were not included in the narrative I received. But your descriptive narrative was breathtaking! I am absolutely astounded by your courage to venture into what seems to me this dangerous (cowardly timid soul that I am) territory!!

When I visited Angkor Wat, I enjoyed the site (though also uncomfortably hot and sticky), safely protected in a nice little car by a nice young man from the Amnesty International office who spoke charming English! So I suppose I didn’t really “experience the real” Cambodia, as you have!

Thanks for the adventure in words!



By: Mom Sun, 17 Apr 2011 18:47:01 +0000 Your interesting narrative is much enhanced by your wonderful photos.