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From Temples to Tigers

Cambodia is behind me, here comes Thailand!  Cambodia is a beautiful country – I still have a lot to see in the country, I did not have enough time to really see it all.  I spent my time only in and around Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, the capitol, was left, plus all around the rest of the country – I have a reason to return! Off to Bangkok, Thailand for a couple days! A vibrant and lively city known as being glorious as if created by angels, the administration center, beautiful temples and glittering palaces, the capitol of Thailand.  It is definitley the city of smiles as well!  Anywhere you

Off the beaten path

A trip to Beng Melea was amazing.  This temple is about 70km from Siem Reap.  In my opinion it was one of the more exciting temples because of its natural ruin state, with no cleaning of it or restoration taking place.  The roof stones and any stones that have fallen over the years lay where they fell.  Also, there is little organization as to where you are allowed to walk/go – so its a “free for all” to climb on top of the temple.  I climbed the walls, the fallen roof, made my way to the highest points and back down. There is a walking path if you like to

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Kingdom of Wonder

Cambodia is known as the Kingdom of Wonder. The reason behind this is because of their cultural and natural attractions as well as their people and traditions.  I jumped on a bird from KL to Siem Reap, the home of Angkor Wat and its temples.  A nice 2 hour flight, except for when we encountered some turbulence! This is not uncommon in SEA because of all the storm clouds in the region.  It was like a stomach turning roller coaster – up, down, DROP, down, up. A few people screamed when the plane dropped, we are floating! 😀 Siem Reap is a small airport, but busy.  A lot of travelers come

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KL in a day!

KL.  Home of the Petronas Towers.  Home of great food, and nice people!  To bad I did not have more time here, I could have spent another 4 days here at least!  I got into KL very late, slept in and and got a late start to my day.  First things first, I have no Malaysian Ringgit and have to get some in my pocket!  KL Chinatown is located close to GRID 9 HOTEL, my living quarters for the moment.  I find a currency converter and get my Ringgits and explore the surroundings a little bit.  Chinatown is on my checklist, so I knock that off. Staff at Grid 9 SUICIDE SHOWERS! YAY!

Goodbye Singapore! Hello Kuala Lumpur!

The last hours in Singapore were a blast!  I had a bus ticket to Kuala Lumpur (KL to the locals) at 5:30, so I had almost a full day to burn.  So what does anyone do with so much time to burn? Check out Little India of course!  There is a HUGE shopping complex here called Mustafa Center – open 24hrs as well.  When I say huge, I mean ENORMOUS.  GIGANTIC.  As a size comparison – TWO IKEA CENTERS PUT TOGETHER.  No Joke! And what is it full of you ask?  Well…EVERYTHING…Literally.  Clothes, full grocery store, bags, hardware section, electronics, appliances, computers, jewelry, shoes, and just about anything else you

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Muslim Quarter, Little India, Chinatown and SEA Games?!

Singapore has so much to offer!  Beautiful architecture, organized infrastructure, simple to navigate transportation system, and the people are very nice!  Its no wonder its the most expensive city in South East Asia! My view from the hostel room of the Sultan Mosque, built in 1824! Its currently under restoration but still is open.  They are taking Dontations to help complete the project as well. I started my day getting up way to early and hit the town way to early as well. I quickly realized this city doesn’t wake up until around 11am.  Very few shops open their doors until after that…so you miss a lot of the excitement if you

Hello Singapore!

From an early morning on departure to a late arrival in Singapore.  24 hours of travel time! Im exhausted!  Got in to the Hostel around 1am, and 6 hours later I cant sleep! 7am and wide awake!  Maybe its because Im a time traveller…I am 15hrs ahead of PST – Its 7am June 12! Hula girl at Tokyo airport making an appearance!   Going through customs and immigration is easy peasy lemon squeezy. Just fill out the paperwork, smile, and don’t forget to sign the document like I did!  Oh, And I guess your not supposed to take pictures of immigration. Oops 😁😮 😇 Lastly, bringing any kind of illegal drugs

Packing – it’s a love/hate relationship

Everyones favorite thing and worst nightmare. The excitement and anticipation of new travels and experiences, but the feeling of forgetting the unforgettables! The feeling of “did I pack my phone charger?” Or “what about my glasses?” And the worst one “my camera!” Everyone has had the wonderful feeling of forgetfulness. Happens to the best of us.  So this is not my first rodeo around airports or travels. It’s just my first rodeo going alone and “backpacking” through many countries where things we take for granted in the USA are harder to come by.  Deciding what to take along is half the battle. You want to pack light but at the

Welcome!

Hey all interweb viewers! Welcome to Four Minutes. A following of anything and everything, but primarily starting with my travels to SouthEast Asia! Why call it four minutes? Well because that’s how long it took be to get my tickets! Hence the official slogan is “gone in four minutes!”. This trip is going to consist of many locations and crazy adventures.  The crazier it gets the more exciting it will become! A tentatively planned itinerary is as follows: June 11-13 Singapore June 13-15 Kuala Lumpur June 15-20 Angkor Wat Cambodia June 20-23 Bangkok Thailand June 23-? Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam From here is up in the air at the

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