First Day of Work

June 30, 2014 - We all met for breakfast at 0700 at the hotel and were on the road to the village of Oudong before 0800. IT was about a...
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Saturday Afternoon (28 June) Return to Phnom Penh

June 29, 2014 - For lunch, we went to Khmer Kitchen near Pub Street on Kean’s recommendation. We had some of the best food we’ve had all...
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Sunday Afternoon and Drive to Kep

June 29, 2014 - We returned to the hotel via tuk-tuk and still had time to shower, finish all of my photo tasks, and pack for our 1130 c...
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Russian Market with 50mm f/1.8 lens

June 29, 2014 - Between us, Annie wanted one more shot at the Russian Market to buy souvenirs for her family, so Dylan and I said that w...
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Tonle Sap Lake and Tuk-Tuk Rides

June 29, 2014 - After the monastery and temples, we boarded our tuk-tuks again and left for the Tonle Sap Lake (and river) and a chance...
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Saturday Morning Market and Temple/Monastery

June 29, 2014 - I woke up at about 0130 Saturday morning worried that the cadets had not come back yet from their Pub Street adventures,...
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Friday Afternoon and Evening (27 June)

June 29, 2014 - After lunch on Friday, Kean asked us if we wanted to go to one more temple before we called it a day and, of course, we...
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Evening in Siem Reap

June 28, 2014 - We returned to the hotel a little after 1500 and everyone had a chance to rest, relax and shower before we went out agai...
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Kbal Spean Hike

June 28, 2014 - After an 0430 wake-up, a boxed meal, travel in a bus, and three tours, it was only about 1030, so I thought some PT woul...
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Angkor Center for Conservation of Biodiversity

June 28, 2014 - We drove a short distance from Banteay Srei to a local NGO that rescues and maintains a breeding program for endangered...
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Banteay Srei

June 28, 2014 - After wolfing down our egg and cucumber salads and some fruit at Angkor Wat, we made our way to the minibus and drove al...
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Angkor Wat at Dawn

June 28, 2014 - It was an 0430 wake-up for the cadets--appropriate since was also the day, 37 years ago when I reported for in-processin...
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Ta Phrom

June 28, 2014 - From Angkor Thom, we went to lunch at a local roadside stop and then on to probably the second most photographically fam...
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Angkor Thom

June 28, 2014 - We entered Angkor Thom (Great City) by crossing a bridge guarded by dozens of stone faces and through a magnificent gate...
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Angkor Wat

June 28, 2014 - Angkor is the largest temple/religious complex in the world covering over 400 square kilometers and comprising 246 indiv...
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Catching Up... Flight to Siem Reap

June 27, 2014 - It's been a whirlwind two days with the flight to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh, plus Zenfolio was down for a day, so I coul...
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Wednesday Morning, Part III

June 27, 2014 - After our little walk-around and tuk-tuk tour, we met the other three at the National Museum to tour the sculptures and...
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Wednesday Part II

June 25, 2014 - We then continued along the streets past the palace to the Wat Ounalom Buddhist Temple (where we had our own personal Bu...
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Wednesday Morning

June 24, 2014 - We've had another eventful morning. Winston and Dylan decided to wake up early and serve as my bodyguards for a photo to...
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Barbecue with Cambodian NDU English Language Students

June 24, 2014 - Last night we joined some English teachers and officer and NCOs from SOCPAC for a barbecue and discussion with Cambodian...
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

June 24, 2014 - Our next stop was the complete opposite of our temple visit--the dark, terrifying Genocide Museum at the former school t...
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Buddhist Temple

June 24, 2014 - From Wat Phnom, we went to another Buddhist Temple to see the monks praying and also watch as they were served lunch--ve...
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Wat Phnom

June 24, 2014 - From the Palace we went to Wat Phnom, the large Buddhist temple on a 27m high hill in the center of the city with a larg...
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Royal Palace

June 24, 2014 - We started off with the usual wonderful breakfast at the hotel with just amazing fruit and coffee. Winston had multiple...
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Monuments, Temples, Lunch, S21, the Killing Fields, Streets of Cambodia

June 24, 2014 - Too many things to say and too many pictures from today. Let's get 'em posted and then add something tomorrow as time al...
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First Full Day in Cambodia

June 23, 2014 - Wow, what an amazing first day of briefings, questions, adventure, markets, rain, smells, and amazing food! We started w...
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First Morning

June 22, 2014 - Had a great breakfast and then did a quick orientation loop around the block before heading to the US Embassy at 0845 fo...
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Travel Underway

June 22, 2014 - Checking from Seoul/Incheon Int'l Airport while the cadets are running around checking out the Starbucks, Duty-Free, etc...
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One Leg Down, Two to Go!

June 21, 2014 - All went smoothly for the shuttle van ride to Denver (0353 departure, 0517 arrival) and flight from DEN to SEA. Annie su...
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Airline Check-In Fun

June 20, 2014 - Just tried to check us all in on-line and got my first surprise of the trip... It seems that our first leg (Alaska Airli...
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Equitable Cambodia

June 20, 2014 - Today, we made contact with "Vy" Sov who will be our leader from Equitable Cambodia during the service/work portion of t...
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More on Developing World Connections

June 20, 2014 - Just for background info, here's some of the stuff we received and have been studying from our overall host NGO, Develop...
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Getting Close

June 19, 2014 - We're inside of 36 hours from departure now. Tomorrow, we'll gather for pizza at our place and a bag check with enough t...
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Final Itinerary for Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

June 17, 2014 - We just received our final itinerary from Intrepid for this portion of the trip and it looks great: Siem Reap and Angko...
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Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

June 14, 2014 - Our third day in Phnom Penh will be largely free to roam around and explore on our own, but in the afternoon, we will de...
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One Week Away

June 14, 2014 - One week from now we'll be over the North Pacific (or Alaska) on our way from Seattle to Seoul/Inchon, then to PP. We ne...
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Itinerary

June 06, 2014 - For OpSec reasons, I probably shouldn't post a very detailed itinerary here, but I know that many of you want to know wh...
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Reading List

June 06, 2014 - The entire team has spent a lot of time reading this semester. I, for one, have read four excellent books about Cambodia...
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Meeting the Team

June 06, 2014 - The selection process for picking the cadets that would have the rare honor and privilege of traveling with me (or tortu...
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Background and Sponsor - Getting Ready

June 06, 2014 - Our 2014 USAFA Cultural Immersion Trip to Cambodia is generously funded by an endowment made possible by the USAF Academ...
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