#Sunset over the #GorgeRange tonight. #vail #beavercreek #ColoRADo #landscapephotography
When traveling anywhere at all, you can make an incredibly detailed itinerary, plan everything perfectly, and then in at moments notice, it all goes to shit from some minor speed bump.
I’ve mentioned before I’m constantly asked what my favorite part of this last trip was. Sapa…
Vail Ski Resort takes a lot of heat for long lift lines. Yes, sometimes it’s well justified, but that’s definitely not always the case and no matter what, in my mind it’s…
Bokor Mountain sits 1,101m (3,600’) above Kampot on the southern coast of Cambodia. In the 1920s, the French built a hill station at the summit as a resort and retreat for the social elites who were living in Cambodia and needed an escape from the humidity and heat of Phnom Penh.
Hanging Lake in the winter… it’s pretty much like it is during the fall. Just whiter and more slippery of a walk.
Mayflower Gulch - a super mellow 4 mile roundtrip skin after work. It beats the hell out of running on a treadmill.
I rolled into the center of Kampot as the wind kicked up a large, smothering dust cloud forcing the few people in the empty square to shield their faces. I grabbed my pack of the top of the pile the tour operator had amassed and trudged off in the direction of where I thought my hotel was. With the exception of sporadic passing motorbikes, it was really quiet. I had debated about even going to Kampot and looking around at the beat-up and dilapidated French colonial buildings and relatively deserted streets, I began slightly second-guessing my decision.
Then I got to the riverfront.
Sitting in the shadow of the 1,101m (3,600′) Bokor Mountain and situated along the banks of the Kam Chay Bay River, Kampot was once on of Cambodia’s main ports until it was overshadowed by the rise of Sihanoukville to the West in 1956. Kampot fell into decline and it now the sleepy town is more famous for its Black Pepper Plantations, the only Cambodian food product shipped exported world-wide, and Durian Farms.
I skipped out on the plantation tours, which are apparently one of the main “attractions” in Kampot, and I did what I tend to do… spent my time wandering on cruiser and motor bikes. And once again, it was awesome.
Related: See Bokor Hill Station.
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