Everything Ends – Part II: Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand

As I mentioned in my last post, I had no clear vision for what I would do in South East Asia – or even what the major ‘tourist attractions’ were within each of the countries.  I knew Vietnam for its war, Cambodia from a Dead Kennedys song, and Thailand for its world-famous ladyboys.  Today?  I could tell you the best place to get a Vietnamese visa in under two hours, recommend coffee shops in Phnom Penh, and have seen enough breast implant scars on ladyboys to last a lifetime.

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Full Moon Madness

On the eve of the Full Moon Party I took my camera out for an hour while everyone was waiting until midnight to head to the beach.  This is what happens when you stick a camera in people’s faces after they’ve been drinking for a few hours.  Some of these people I know …and some I don’t.  With some I remember a state they are from, a school they go to, or a random conversation we had.

The party itself went until at least 8am – there were still people dancing on the beach when I needed to walk back to my hostel and sit down.

 

 

Photos from the last few days

Since I haven’t done a great job of writing anything lately, it seemed like a good idea to throw some new pictures up. Some are better than others and all could use better descriptions – but it may fill in some of the last five days.

 

$30 Beer Buffet sounds like a wonderfully terrible idea.

$30 Beer Buffet sounds like a wonderfully terrible idea.

 

Fire Dancing (3)

 

Rambo doesn't mess around

Rambo doesn’t mess around

 

Sat here for a bit and read.

Sat here for a bit and read.

 

...my place isn't nearly as nice.

…my place isn’t nearly as nice.

 

This is where memories go to die.

This is where memories go to die.