What’s a STAT trip without a little shopping on the Madison Avenue of Phnom Penh…240 street! We even had our own tuk tuk driver waiting for us at every stop leaving just enough time to catch our international flight home. What an incredible journey filled with belly laughs and lasting memories.
If only we had the power to change the lives of the most disadvantaged children. Today my girls made a difference as we shopped and brought school supplies for the People Improvement Organization (PIO) to their school and orphanage located just outside of Phnom Penh city. The children were delicious…smiling, laughing, singing…happy to see us.Continue reading “Giving and Receiving”
WOW! A picture tells a thousand stories…but in this case it’s tells 17,000 stories! From 1975-9, the Khmer Rouge party under it’s leader Pol Pot, tortured, executed and used genocide on the Cambodian people for being “enemies of the state”. Here in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, no one will forget the tragicContinue reading “The Killing Fields”
Where is the Tonle Sap? In Siem Reap of course, the home of Angkor Wat! The Great Lake of Cambodia. Only the largest fresh-water lake in SE Asia and the richest fishing lake in the world. The monsoon season brings torrential downpours and immense flooding while during the dry season, the lake becomes a playingContinue reading “water water everywhere”
Face to Face, Eye to Eye It’s empowering to know the universe is perfect and we are all on level ground. We started our day a little higher than level ground on these gentle Asian elephants in the sacred temple of Angkor Thom and continued our exploration of Cambodian history. Our mountain bikes were waitingContinue reading “A Level Experience”
From the sound of the roosters to the busy streets of Siem Reap, we continue to bond. As our day started at the “singing tree” yoga studio, we stretched and ommm-ed our way to Angkor Wat’s cousin temple Angkor Thom…just a tuk-tuk ride away. At first glance, it may seem like a shapeless mass ofContinue reading “what a difference a day makes”
Giving food offerings to the streaming line of monks as dawn breaks is one of Luang Prabang’s main attraction. It’s quite a site to see locals knelt down while gently placing a piece of fruit or sticky rice in a bowl as the silent procession of the monks weaved through the streets.
Laos is a wonder of the world where the people are as charming as the country itself. As we participated in this celebratory Baci ceremony in a 115 year old rustic house on an incredible lotus pond, we were blessed with 18 (life) white cotton threads tied around our wrists symbolizing good fortune, honesty, andContinue reading “Baci Ceremony”
Here we are atop Mt Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos enjoying the sunset with reclining Buddha where the entire country is a UNESCO Heritage Site! This Buddha might be reclining but we are certainly doing anything but….
Sydney embodies the spirit of STAT. She loves to play and experience new places. Her positive energy is contagious as she stares at you with no judgement. She will make you smile while STAT trips will make you laugh. She loves to travel even if it is in cargo! Just look at her sitting here likeContinue reading “Meet Syndey our mascot”