The following travelogue was originally posted on a personal website that has long gone dormant. It describes a trip taken May 30, 2004-June 5, 2004 and was originally written immediately thereafter (with an edit the following year). I’ve given it a minor edit now (mostly to change tenses) and republished it here.
It all seemed like such a good idea at the time. A friend of mine from law school, Megan, had an internship the summer after our first year in Cambodia. For her such a position wasn’t too exotic: she’d already lived in Cambodia, having taught English there, and as a result she speaks Khmer (the local language). I, on the other hand, had never been to Asia at all, so when she said, “I’m spending two weeks in Thailand before I start; why don’t you come with me?” it seemed like the perfect excuse to finally get to visit the world’s largest continent. Sixty-thousand frequent flyer miles later, I had a ticket booked.