This photo was taken in a rural village about 25 kms outside of Kratie, Cambodia. The previous night while taking an evening stroll along the Mekong River, I was approached by a young Cambodian male in his mid-twenties, named Sambath. To make a long story short, I befriended Sambath and the following day we commuted on his motorbike to his village located in rural Cambodia where he introduced me to his family and friends. A group of his friends invited me into a stilted wooden house where I suddenly found myself amongst friendly non-English speaking Cambodians. Despite that they didn't speak English, we were still able to communicate... because there was an ungodly amount of beer present - the true lingua franca of the world.
My name is Adam Daigle. In November 2009 my brother and I left home to travel the world. My brother Marc, however, has returned home. I'm still traveling, though, and have been to 15 countries on this trip. These include: Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam.