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2011 July : Bruce Peck Adventures
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Cambodia in Pictures

Our pictures from Cambodia:  Read More

Krama Chameleon

Insert Boy George singing in your head while you read this… You may or may not know, but I have an admitted textile addiction problem. For instance, I came back from my 14 months living in Azerbaijan with 24 carpets. I know others who have it worse though. You know who you are. I like textiles because they’re functional art and colors and motifs can tell a lot about a culture and country. So, everywhere I go I seek out traditional textiles… In Cambodia, they... Read More

The Hunt For Pencil Shavings

Our friend Brendan, while visiting us on the road in Siem Reap, Cambodia, was interested in visiting art galleries between temple hopping at Angkor Wat. He didn’t need to twist my arm but I was only window shopping (traveling for a year has its limits sadly!). We stopped at a funky hotel for a bite in their loungy art gallery that had works by several artists. I fell in love with larger than life pieces by Chan Dany. The mosaic-looking pieces were actually made of pencil shavings.... Read More

Kep: A Vacation From Our Vacation

In Kep we got out and about a bit more than we did in Kampot. But only a bit more. Kep is a weird little town with not much to offer but fresh blue crab and a lovely place to relax. It’s located on the ocean, with stunning sunsets, and was founded by French colonialists sometime in the early 1900’s as a fashionable sea-side hang out. After independence, wealthy Cambodians continued the tradition. However, the flashy and flaunting ways of the elite didn’t sit... Read More

Mango Trees in Kampot

There’s lots of idyllic places where travelers get waylaid because it’s too perfect to go on. Kampot and Kep were like that for Josh and I and we spent far longer than we planned. It rained most of the time we were in Kampot so we didn’t explore the way we normally do but that turned out to be just fine with us. We don’t often do hotel or restaurant reviews on the blog but perhaps that should change… Our riverside bungalow. In Kampot we holed up at... Read More