Archive for the "Cambodia" category

Cargo Bikes in Vietnam ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (January 11th, 2013)

Vietnam has a motorbike problem. There are simply too many of them (a 2010 report suggests there are 25 million registered bikes). They’re a source for pollution in Saigon and Hanoi and the cause of more than 15,000 deaths/year due to lax traffic and helmet laws (oh, and really bad drivers). Still, it’s completely fascinating […]

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Book a Tour in April – Save $150!

by Beth Whitman (April 7th, 2011)

My tax refund to YOU is to put $150 in your travel fund. All you need to do is book an international WanderTour in the month of April, and you’ll save $150 bucks! Such a deal! Here’s a roundup of the 2011 tours: Papua New Guinea Mt. Hagen Singsing Cultural Tour Dates: August 5 – […]

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Why Vietnam Should be on YOUR List

by Beth Whitman (October 11th, 2010)

The range of responses that I get when I tell people that I’ve been to Vietnam 8 times is wide. Many people are jealous and state that they’ve dreamed about traveling to Southeast Asia. Others have a perplexed look on their face and tell me they would never go there (usually, and this is an […]

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Photo of the Day: Cambodian Buddha

by Beth Whitman (April 16th, 2010)

Within a 30-minute walk around Siem Reap, I saw the saddest sight and the most amazing sight. Both of which brought tears to my eyes. First, as I strolled down a relatively main street, I caught something odd out of the corner of my eye. I looked to my right and, across the street, I […]

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Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

by Beth Whitman (March 27th, 2010)

After 2 weeks in Vietnam, I ventured on with my group to Cambodia, where we stopped in Siem Reap for a few days to tour around the temples of this area. Of course, all of the temple complexes are other-worldly but there are a few that really stood out for me The first is Angkor Thom, pictured […]

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Making a list, checking it twice – Preparing for 5 weeks of travel!

by Beth Whitman (February 22nd, 2010)

I leave in about 48 hours for Hanoi. (Aaaaaah!) But Vietnam isn’t the only country I’ll be visiting in the next 5 weeks. I’ll also be in Cambodia, Thailand and Bhutan. It appears that temps will range from the 90s in Bangkok and Saigon to the 30s (at night) in Thimphu, Bhutan. As the queen […]

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You Helped Us Build a School!

by Beth Whitman (December 22nd, 2009)

Debbie called me yesterday afternoon and said, “I’m levitating.” I knew exactly what she was talking about. Words cannot convey the amount of joy and humility I feel today. You all helped us build a school in Cambodia! And not only that – but when the money ($13,000) for the school came in to Passports […]

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Mid-Month Mish-Mash

by Beth Whitman (December 15th, 2009)

A few quick items… Passports with Purpose We’ve got less than a week to go for our Passports with Purpose fundraiser. Donated your 10 bucks yet to help us provide food and clean water to those kids at the soon-to-be Passport School? Not to worry, you have until end of day Monday, December 21 to […]

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Giving Thanks through Passports with Purpose

by Beth Whitman (November 26th, 2009)

I have much to be grateful for: Jon, my family, friends, home, neighborhood and good health. My needs are met (and then some) and, really, I couldn’t ask for more. I’m also grateful that for more than half my life, I’ve been a traveler. Many of my trips have been to developing countries: Vietnam, Cambodia, […]

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Photo of the Day: Angkor Wat Monks

by Beth Whitman (October 3rd, 2008)

I read an article this week in Wanderlust Magazine (no relation, but I will note that this is one of the best travel magazines printed – it comes out of the U.K.). The article is about a program that’s been set up in the rarely visited northeastern part of the Cambodia. The purpose is twofold: […]

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