Painter works on her project

While Cambodia has made good progress in improving the lives of citizens over the past 10 years, it is still a nation of people who are struggling. According to the World Bank, 6.9 million Cambodians live on less than $1.25 per day per person, and 8.4 million live on less than $2.3. That’s why, Read More

Chong Khneas floating village

Man there’s a lot going on in my cover photo. It kind of looks like a Richard Scarry book, Cambodian-style. You would be right to assume this story is about the continuation of our rather sketchy nautical adventures on SE Asia’s largest lake!

Massive Buddha heads at Bayon

I can safely say that we are “all-templed-out.” Over the past three days we’ve been to more temples than we can count. We’ve walked up and down thousands of steps in the steaming heat, and I’ve felt sweat on parts of my body that I didn’t know could secrete. But I’ll tell you about, Read More

Bracelets attached to a fence surrounding a mass grave

I actually didn’t think I would be writing this post because up until this morning, Al and I had decided that we weren’t going to bring our kids here. We would talk about what happened, but we thought it might be too much to see in person. As it was, the Royal Palace was, Read More

Cambodian Living Arts

If you know anything about the recent history of Cambodia, you know it’s pretty painful. Estimates are that 25% of the population, or two million people, died under the Khmer Rouge in just four years (1975-79) from execution, forced labour and starvation. But tonight we saw a hopeful people at a performance of Cambodian, Read More

Flotilla of fishermen

Boy, you really got me going. You got me so I don’t know what I’m doing. If you noticed the gender, you’ll know this is Salt N Peppa and not the Kinks. And what does that all have to do with Kampot? Why the condiment tour, of course!

Homes along the Kampong Bay River

The hardest thing to explain when planning a trip like this one is that this is not a vacation, this is travelling. Travelling is about connecting with people in a way that makes you see the world just a little bit differently. Today we met three people who did just that.