Category Archives: Exodus Travels

Optimism

  I don’t know whether it is the spring like weather we are finally having, or the encouragement of one of my students., but I am filled with optimism for the cycling season. For the past three years, I have … Continue reading

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Knocking Things Off My To-Do List

My to do list is full of a lot of mundane things. Little things need fixing, things need sorting, things need tidying….pretty much like anyone else’s list.  And much like anyone else, I am fantastic at not getting things checked … Continue reading

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Sunshine

Becky at beckysopenbook was kind enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger award.  Even kinder, she did not burden me with a bunch of rules and regulations.  She merely asked for a sunshine story and some pictures.  How could … Continue reading

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Walking Tour Possibilities

Without the internet, we wouldn’t have this blog and we wouldn’t have email. It is truly fantastic.  However, when it gets right down to it, there is something special about regular snail mail.  There is something awesome about opening that … Continue reading

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Waiting In My Mailbox

I just got back. The laundry is in a pile, the bags are rudimentarily unpacked (i.e. clean stuff is scattered about on one side of the bed), the effects of lack of sleep have largely abated, my cat has acknowledged … Continue reading

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More Bitter Than Sweet

I’ve been here twice, yet barely scratched the surface.  As I prepare to leave, my mind and soul desperately wonder if I have done enough.  Have I lived and breathed?  Have I left the tiniest of marks on the city? … Continue reading

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Our Last Day On The Bikes

We left the calm island paradise after fueling up on a breakfast which included my favorite Vietnamese coffee and baguette. We headed down river (upriver?) to a floating market.  We also had the chance to see some small factories/home businesses.  … Continue reading

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Ferryboats and Moonshine

Our second last cycling day saw us ride 80kms in the Mekong Delta region.  Unique to any other cycling holiday I have taken–though I’ve only taken one other, was the opportunity to board two ferries to cross the river tributaries. … Continue reading

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Border Crossing

We drove to the outskirts of Phnom Penh–because cycling out of their would have been… difficult…life threatening really.  We got on our bikes and cycled 50km to the border. We said goodbye to our bikes and our Cambodian guides.  Then … Continue reading

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A Day of Contrast

Three things were on the itinerary for this day.  One would prove pretty innocuous, the other two…. harrowing–to borrow the word from one of the other trip participants.   These are some of the buildings that make up the Royal … Continue reading

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