I am happy to report that Mike is back from the hospital and in fine form. It turns out he had an intestinal infection, which manifested itself in multiple, nasty ways. I'm so thankful he's back home (after you get used to living with someone in a space, it's very lonely being by yourself!) and that it wasn't more serious.
Here is the first batch of photos from our trip down south. We were in Siem Reap, Cambodia for four days. While planning our trip, we discovered that Cambodia is a bit of a difficult country to travel around as they have no train system, night buses aren't recommended, and flights are very expensive. So we decided to only visit Siem Reap and spend the rest of our time in Vietnam, where it was easier to move around.
We stayed at Happy Guesthouse which was a fantastic experience. It was absolutely the best place we stayed our whole trip. The guesthouse set us up with a fantastic driver who took us to numerous temples and anywhere else we wanted to go. By the end of our stay, we were a bit templed-out and spent a lot of time by the pool down the street from our guesthouse. So what, we were on vacation! :)
We really loved our short time in Cambodia. The food was delicious, the people were so friendly and for the most part, most Khmer spoke excellent English (coming from Korea, this was a pleasant surprise!).
Next up: the dreamy island paradise of Phu Quoc...