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Cycled 400km- Cambodia and Angkor Wat

We arrived in Cambodia 2 days ago after crossing into the border town of Poipet.  A dusty, poor city with dirt roads and casinos (lots of Thai gamblers…it illegal in their country).  It has improved quite a bit since the days of Pol Pot’s regime.  It was an area booby trapped with land mines.  We have been advised to stick with main roads and trails ...
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Cycled 170km in past 2 days & now in Sakaeo, Thailand

Cycled 170km in past 2 days & now in Sakaeo, Thailand (Wednesday- July 16, 2008) Well I’m in Thailand and loving it!  The people are so nice and the European group I met in Bangkok to cycle to Vietnam with are great.  Out of 12 people, I am the only American (8 are from the U.K., 2 from Holland and ...
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I’m off to Southeast Asia!

I’m leaving tomorrow morning for Bangkok, Thailand. It will take me almost 21 hours flying, not counting a 5 hour lay-over in Tokyo. Can’t wait! I’m flying solo on this trip and meeting up with a cycling group from England on July 13 in Bangkok. We start from there, biking through Thailand and Cambodia and into Vietnam. Some people ask ...
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24 Hours in Ethiopia- If you blink, you’ll sleep.

Jambo! (Swahili for “Hello”) Well…we are in Tanzania and getting ready to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.  We leave our quaint lodge in Arusha tomorrow morning at 8:30am and take a 45 minute ride to the Machme route starting point.  This climb should take 6-7 days.  If you don’t hear from me by next Sunday…those with my emergency contact info…please try to ...
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I DID IT!!! I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro!!

That was THE most physically and mentally challenging thing I have EVER done in my life!!! Ken also made it.. though the guides were placing bets he wasn’t going to make it.  Not many people over the age of 50 attempt it.  He did it..and just days away from his 55th birthday! The first 3 & 1/2 days I thought were quite easy. We trekked ...
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