I’ll be taking retainers for next year’s RPTE to Thailand and Cambodia very soon. Email me at info@bobbyearle with the subject “RPTE 2012 SIGNUP” and you’ll be on the list of first people to be able to jump on before it’s announced on the blog.
Today was the last full day. And we went out with a bang. We went to the lake village, took a boat out to the Tonle Sap, swam, and rode in canoes through the village and into the mangrove forests. Putting this day into words is nearly impossible. This is one of the absolute highlights of the trip for me. It’s so calm and peaceful.
This is Mr. Don…
…and the above images sum him up as good as any series of words ever could. One of the reasons I love the one and only Don so much :)
Off to school.
This little buddy steered our canoe from the back :)
I smoke cigarrettes for my UC and my hair curls something terrible because of the humidity. Those are my excuses. Ali, on the other hand, looks creepy like that for no excusable reason ;)
These are some instagram shots — those shrimp were DEELISH!!!
Not a bad place to be reading A Grief Observed, by C.S. Lewis ;)
Hank and I enjoy a good game of volleyball. Fortunately, Cambodians also love a good game of volleyball. Unfortunately, they love it so much that they wouldn’t let us squeeze in at this VERY serious court in downtown Siem Reap. This place was SERIOUS. I felt like I was starring in White Men Can’t Jump 2! It took us a good 15-20 minutes to finally make a game happen. These courts are no joke. They play for money and they are very into winning. It was just the two of us, so all I have is some video of us showing up. Such a cool experience…
We ended up winning our first game and BARELY losing our second game. Made a dollar and then lost a dollar. Good times :)
The next morning we woke up early and headed to the Bangkok airport to catch our flights home :(
Saying goodbye to my dear, dear friends in Cambodia is never easy. But it’s always nice to know that I’ll be seeing them in a year. Who else is coming with me??? I’ll be taking retainers for next year’s RPTE to Thailand and Cambodia very soon. Email me at info@bobbyearle with the subject “RPTE 2012 SIGNUP” and you’ll be on the list of first people to be able to jump on before it’s announced on the blog.
To the group that I feel so honored to have led around the world… I miss you all so much. I couldn’t have been happier with each of you being there. Like I told you all at our last dinner, when we got hit with that monsoon after like 30 hours of travel during our first outing to the beach and you all ended up having a blast through it?! I knew I had a special crew of people. Collectively, I feel you took away more from this trip than any other group I’ve taken — and that’s saying a lot as I LOVE my other groups (I’m going to get some flack from past RPTE peeps for that one :P).
With all sincerity, thank you so much for coming along with me. Love you all ;)