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Craziest Night of My Life

The following story is 100% true and is given in every detail as I recall the evening going.  I'm sure I may have skipped over a part or 2 and the continuity may be a bit off as I try and recollect the events of the night, but... It truly was one hell of a night! So, it was my 2nd day in Cambodia and was in a bit of a funk over the drama that that got me to go on this trip in the first place.  I skipped doing some of the group stuff and just laid around the hotel feeling a bit sorry for myself, but finally decided I needed to get out and walk the streets of Phnom Penh, as it was known for it's...

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27. Visit a monastery

Although I would have preferred an opportunity to spend an extended period of time while living with the monks, this is the closest I've been able to come so far and will count it as completed.  Got to visit several of the Angkor temples, wander about, see the sites, meditate in their pagodas, and witness them pray and partake in a special initiation ceremony. Was a very eye-opening experience.  Wasn't sure what to expect with the meditating, but as soon as the first gong went off, my mind went completely blank, and for the first time in a long time, my mind was cleared and I felt at peace. ...

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