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Phnom Phen, Cambodia

It’s hard to put into words exactly how I felt in Phnom Phen, Cambodia. After only two days in the city, I needed to leave. Not because of the incessantly badgering tuk-tuk drivers, or the unbearable heat. I needed to leave because my heart was becoming too heavy. Another day and it would have sank away, I’m sure. Cambodia…

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The guilty American

I’ll warn you.  The first half of this post is pink and fluffy.  The second half is not.  I will separate the two with ” *     *     * ” so you can decide if you want to read an angry American coming to terms with our imperialist foreign policy, or not….

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Saigon, Vietnam

I’m entirely too tired to write anything substantial, but it should be noted that Saigon has rekindled my love for traveling after the Philippines rained heavily on this one-woman parade. I arrived in Vietnam at 2 in the morning, met a guy in the airport from the North Pole, slept outside in the company of…

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Divemastered.

I finished. I’m a Divemaster, Emergency First Response Instructor and Provider, Rescue Diver, and Nitrox certified….and I survived to tell the tale. As a right of passage into the “Darkside,” also known as the realm of PADI professionals, this is what my night was like last night. Considering I had to snorkel-beer-bong 3 beers after…

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Just my luck

Listen: after coming to truly, intimately, understand the meaning of the phrase “when it rains it pours,” I’ve resolved that the best attitude to have is just strip down into your birthday suit and do a little dance in the street. Smile, and let it rain (or in my case, let the medical drama come…

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Life on Boracay

Things have mellowed out since my little episode a couple weeks ago. My oh my, has it been crazy, though.  I apologize (mostly to you, mom) for not writing in ages.  Time has been flying as each day seems shorter and shorter under the heaps of dive physics readings pile up. The life of a…

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