Two Years in the Kingdom- Koh Rong Island

April 29, 2018

 

Hello All, and thanks for following me. Todays topic Koh Rong Island

Imagine long stretches of white sandy beaches with clear green and turquoise blue water. A place where there are no cars because there are no roads just walking paths. The only thing that separates the beach from the jungle is a quaint but rustic village. This is Touch Village on Koh Rong Island, Cambodia. As I write this post , I’m sipping a margarita and looking out over the ocean as a tropical breeze wafts through the open café. Reggae is playing from somewhere in the background. There isn’t much to do here but unwind. Not long ago I posted about Otress Beach. I was there last night before taking the ferry to the island. In that short a period of time the developers had moved into Otress. A massive resort complex had sprung up. There are sure to be boutiques, high end shops and pricey restaurants when it opens. With their boat loads of money there is nothing to stop the developers from taking over whatever they choose. I suspect it might not be long before this sweet slice of paradise succumbs to greed, power and money but for now I’m going to bask in the meaning of life.

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This is a short description of one of my books called Azaleas Beyond the Prison Walls. This is my favorite book filled with twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. All ordering information is on this website. http://www.jimrizzo.com

It’s 1930 and Carson Jones is a prison guard at the notorious Eastern States Penitentiary in Philadelphia where some of America’s most violent inmates and gangsters are serving time. Amidst the desperation of the Depression and a crowd of hostile convicts, Carson finds solace in an azalea garden behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in helping an inmate he believes has been wrongfully accused of murder and sentenced to death. Carson’s life begins to take a turn when he meets a beautiful young woman through a coworker. Her father is a judge and agrees to help him, but at a price. Carson is forced to choose between a life of meaning and purpose and leaving his friend at the mercy of a threatening warden who is becoming increasingly more unhinged. Though the life he has always dreamed of is finally within reach, is it worth it? In a novel chock-full of history and suspense, James Rizzo crafts a suspenseful narrative full of real-life history and page-turning intrigue.

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Disclaimer: The content of this website is mine alone and does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Peace Corps, or the Cambodian Government.
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