Indochina – The Travel Journal – Day 8-9

Day 8 – Wednesday September 21st : Phnom Penh – Jahan MehKong River Mike is looking forward to this day since we started this trip. Our guide drops us off at the River bank of the Mekong River to board the Jahan, our “home” for the next 4 days. We are very anxious on what…

Indochina – The Travel Journal Day 6-7

Day 6: Monday September 19th: Siem Reap: Wow, what a day it has been. September 19th is Mike and my wedding anniversary and the tour agency had planned a very special day for us. We got up at 4:00 a.m. to see the sunrise over Angkor Wat, one of the most preserved temples in the…

Indochina – The Travel Journal Day 4-5

Day 4: Bangkok – Siem Reap (Saturday September 17th) After a short flight from Bangkok we land in Siem Reap/Cambodia, and walk down the Tarmac to the actual airport building. Two thoughts immediately pop into my mind – wow this tarmac is really pretty, lined with pretty flowers and OMG I can’t breathe, I think…

Hot Weather, Friendships and Mini Apple Pies

The last 4 weeks were filled with lots of fun and sightseeing with our friends from out of town. Seattle becomes the “destination city” for our friends who live in hot places like Minneapolis or Denver. Around 85 degrees it gets way too hot for me but our friends loved the 20-degree difference and welcomed the cool…

Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

It has been a long summer so far and I am FAR from complaining about the summer, but my creative cooking I have to say is somewhat lacking these days. My hubby is BBQ’ing like a madman, which I love for obvious reasons (I don’t have to cook and very little clean up) BUT I am getting tired…