Hi Adventure Philanthropists,
Happy Khmer New Year! This coming week we’re ushering in Chaul Chnam Thmey (as it’s known in the Khmer language). The holiday traditionally marks the end of the harvesting season and lasts for 3 days.
Khmers celebrate by eating kralan (a cake of rice, beans, and coconut milk), playing games, dancing, and washing the Buddha—and sometimes throwing water on each other. Sounds like one big party to me!
I even got a special Khmer wish this year from my friend Vandy, my Angkor Wat tour guide: “I'm blushing you have every things all the best success & progress in your business especially have good healthy.” While the words might be a tad garbled, the kind sentiment was there for sure!
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And now for the articles this week:
New: My Trashy Hobby
I’m starting to get a little bit trashy lately. But don’t blame me, blame my new hobby: mobile garbage collecting. That’s right—I’m spending my time picking up neighborhood garbage. Here’s why I’m enjoying it so much…
Favorite: Travel Safety - Insuring a Good Time
I get asked about travel insurance on a fairly regular basis which is OK by me -- I’m a big believer in insurance. I consider it just one of the necessities in life. So, for my mega 2-year trip, I decided to bone up on my coverage. Here are the policies I bought and why…
Photo of the Week: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, SW Florida
Last Saturday we spent the day exploring Corkscrew Sanctuary, a 13,000 acre preserve featuring the largest remaining stand of old growth bald cypress. It was a hot, still afternoon and we had loads of wildlife sightings, including an alligator, plenty of egrets, and a Barred owl that stared us down.
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Here’s “blushing you good healthy” this week! See you on the road,