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Island Lembongan and Leatherjackets

Flat Tires and Slow Boats

Lembongan to BaliIt was a decade ago and a half ago. I remember the excitement I felt as I began to architect what I believed to be the best life possible. I was going to study computer networking and databases…yes, for real!

In my mind this would eventually lead me to a position where I could work from anywhere in the world. Of course that in turn led me to see myself on a beach in the tropics holding down the cyber-fort with my laptop.

My first position in corporate America was with a law firm for whom any chance of working remotely were quickly dashed. Next up was a consulting company. Working from a remote location was standard practice however being outside the continental US borders was not.

Kansas, no problem, Milwaukee, good as gold.

I left the consulting firm and started a travel company and a blog. My vision finally came…

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Phnom Penh

Ancient civilisation of the world now mixed up and mutated wit the chequered history of exploration and utterly inhuman exploitation !

Flat Tires and Slow Boats

Royal PalaceBeing on Cambodian soil you feel hot, sweaty, and excited to be exactly where you are. The air is thick; the noise and chaos make you feel alive.

It is precisely this kind of bedlam that I love when I travel. It’s where so much of the craziness happens and after only one day I have not been disappointed.

This was originally supposed to be a trip shared with my girlfriend. Unfortunately her reaction to the first vaccination left it impossible for her to receive the remainder necessary. Vaccinations spread out over a longer period of time will mean this is merely a postponement in our worldwide adventure. So for now I am scouting ahead and looking forward to the day I can share these adventures with her.

Sometime soon she will be fully loaded with inoculations and protected against CDC recommended diseases to avoid.

Phnom Penh is a city of contrasts and surprises. It is located…

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