The first 7 years of my life were mostly spent in Iowa, but after that I have circled the globe so many times I can’t even count it. Yet, oddly, the site of a John Deere tractor still feels like home to me. When I see rolling fields with perfect rows of corn and beans, or the
Travel Tuesdays: Top Heavy Taxi Tonight, next to my house in Poipet, Cambodia I saw a strange shape in the road. As my lights illuminated the road I saw a bizarre sight. I met the driver and asked him what happened. . . through my laughing. He said, and I quote, “The road is t
Travel Tuesday: “Creative Border Transport” Location: No-man’s-land between Cambodia and Thailand (Poipet) In Poipet, Cambodia the Thai officials don’t let the Cambodian’s use vehicles to transport good across the border, so they build their own push-car
Travel Tuesday: “How to Sleep on a Motorcycle” Location: In front of my house, Phnom Penh, Cambodia You have to admit, that is pretty amazing balance! Nearly ever day he takes an afternoon sleep under my front tree as he waits for rides on my street. He can sleep
Travel Tuesday: Riding a Water Buffalo Location: Bukidnon Province, Mindanao, Philippines In the mountains of Bukidnon, the local people have learned to saddle water buffalo’s and ride them like horses. I am surprised that they are able to control them and even saddle them!
Cambodia’s train has been operational but very dysfunctional ever since the Khmer Rouge used it as target practice for more than 30 years. Many of the lines were destroyed. Cars were blown up by landmines. Both Cambodians and Foreigners were targeted and killed if they dared to ride