Category Archives: Travel

STINKY’S RETURN by Peter Nolan Smith

Back in 2007 Nik Reiter and I decided to avoid the madness of Songkran by leaving Pattaya for Cambodia. My wife was up-country. She was seeing family. Things weren’t good between us. Nothing like a road trip to cheer up a man,” Nick said and he booked a van for the border. The next morning […]

Hope and Anchor Hotel/Bar – Phnom Penh

After a three day stay in Sihanoukville Nick and I had enough of the sea, sand, and sun. We booked next morning’s bus to Phnom and checked out of the Angkor Arms. Upon hearing about our departure the hotel owner Roland wrote down the address of a salubrious hotel in Phnom Penh. It’s a good […]

Snake Farm A Go-Go Sihanoukville

After several hours of drinking gin and tonic’s at the Zig Zag bar, Roland, the manager of the Angkor Inn, suggested a night cap at the snake farm. “Ze girls there dance with snakes.” Roland is French, hence the ze instead of the. “Lead the way.” Nick was a great admirer of the exotic arts. […]

Ventemilla

The 2009 Cannes Film Festival concluded with Austrian director Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” winning the Palme d”Or for yet-another movie about the Nazis. Ten years earlier my old girlfriend Candida Romero asked, “When will that war be over?” Possibly never. ANTICHRIST had been also recognized by the Ecumenical Council as the ‘anti-film’. It was booed […]

WALKING THE WALK by peter nolan smith

Road trips need a destination. Point A to B. The travel is important. Not A or B. The summer of 1987 Greg Hunt, and I threw our bags in back of Paul Fullerton’s pick-up. Our friends in Michigan had extended invitations to visit them in Onekema and the Upper Peninsula. We celebrated our departure at […]