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The National Museum & Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

We'd finally arrived at our hotel, Rambutan Resort in Phnom Penh after spending the day on a bus from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.     After settling into our hotel, we took a tuk-tuk into the main area of town in search of food.  We were dropped off right in the heart of the...
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Taking the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

We initially were going to start our Asian travels in Vietnam, but due to friends coming to visit later in the month (yay!), we moved around our schedule and would head to Cambodia and then back to Vietnam later on to meet with them, as we had a 3 month, multiple entry Visa for Vietnam.  We decided...
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Istanbul, Turkey (Part 2)

After a full day of site-seeing the day prior, we had an open schedule and just planned to walk around and explore.  It was raining and a bunch of the street cats found shelter around the corner of our apartment building.  I'm sure Minh and Connie were tired of my excitement over all the cats...
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Istanbul, Turkey

After spending Thanksgiving in Selcuk, we were headed to our last stop in Turkey - Istanbul.  Upon our arrival to Istanbul, we checked into our Air Bnb apartment in the Beyoglu district. We dropped off our bags and headed straight to Durumzade, a Kebap place that has been made famous by Anthony...
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Safari Park Volunteering – Safari

Finishing up the series of our week volunteering at Safari Park Volunteers in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, the next team we were assigned to was Safari.   You can read our experience on the other teams here: Volunteer Team - Cubs Volunteer Team - Rescue   Volunteer Team -...
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Safari Park Volunteering – Rescue

Continuing the series of our week volunteering at Safari Park Volunteers in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, the next team we were assigned to was Rescue.   You can also read about our experience on the other teams here: Safari Park Volunteering - Cubs Safari Park Volunteering -...
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Safari Park Volunteering – Cubs

When planning out our RTW trip, I knew I wanted to volunteer during our time abroad and somehow came across Safari Park Volunteers while researching online.  It was affordable (some volunteer programs are actually really costly and require a huge time commitment), we could choose how long we wanted...
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Spending Thanksgiving in Selcuk, Turkey

Our Turkey adventure continues west to the city of Selçuk we stayed at an AirBnB just steps from St. John's Basilica and even had a view of the Temple of Artemis. We were most excited about visiting Ephesus located just 3 kilometers from Selçuk where centuries ago, the Greeks settled at this...
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Visiting the Pools of Pamukkale – Denizli, Turkey

After a long day exploring Göreme on the Green Tour, we checked out of our hotel to head to our next intended major site on our list of places to visit - Pamukkale.  From Cappadocia, the only transportation available are overnight buses (no direct flights or trains), so we were in for a long 9+ hour...
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The Cappadocia Green Tour – Turkey

A great way to explore a lot of Cappadocia in a short amount of time is by taking one of the organized tours that are offered.  The tours at Cappadocia are color based - Red, Green, Blue, or Orange. We decided to go with the Green Tour which encompasses Göreme Panorama, The Underground City...
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