local wats

One Saturday morning last month, I took the chance to finally visit two of the wat that are within walking distance to my apartment. It is really sad that this adventure took seven months to come to fruition, but it was a wonderful Saturday morning.   The first wat I went to was Wat Botum.... Continue Reading →


time flies when you’re having fun (and working too :)

Wow! I can’t believe it’s September. I have been absent from here for two whole months. Life is Phnom Penh has been good. I have been concentrating mainly on becoming better at my job. Teaching little kids is definitely an introspective experience in some ways. I have learned new things about me daily for the... Continue Reading →

it’s time to learn Khmer

I have been in Cambodia for almost six whole months at this point. I should be able to communicate in the Khmer language; however, this is not the case. I have no excuses. I work with a mainly Khmer staff that I’m sure would be happy to teach me. I have the tuk-tuk drivers downstairs.... Continue Reading →

(mostly) vegan in Cambodia

When I arrived in Cambodia in January I was a complete vegetarian and I was excited to be in a place that did not have the abundance of dairy products that the US boasts. I thought making the switch to (almost) vegan would be easier here. Boy was I wrong. There is meat in everything... Continue Reading →

The Royal Palace

I have lived in Cambodia for six months now and I finally made it to the Royal Palace. In my defense, the Palace was closed to visitors the first two months I was here because King Sihanouk had recently passed. The grounds were beautiful but, for a $6.50 entrance fee, the Palace was slightly disappointing.... Continue Reading →

adjusting yet again to Cambodia

It is amazing how the routine of home sets in so quickly. I was only home for two and a half weeks and four of those days were spent in Vegas. However, it has still taken me the better part of a week to become content in Cambodia...and it is not quite the same feeling... Continue Reading →

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