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Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia. The city is buzzing all day until just around 22:00 when it feels like everyone goes to sleep. Driving in Phnom Penh is an art and we were not confident enough to get a scooter. 248 fler ord


Siem Reap

The drive to Siem Reap was very scenic and our initial doubts about Cambodia were soon forgotten. We came to learn that each Cambodian province has it’s own character and unique qualities. 404 fler ord



Cambodia or rather Kampuchea has a sad and tragic history and the wounds of the past are still fresh because it is all so recent.  One of our friends recommended that we read “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” by Loung Ung. 331 fler ord


How Kampuchea viewed Vietnam invading their country

”Militarization of the Vietnamese economy was creating serious strains. Industrial development was falling increasingly behind schedule (falling short of planned quotas by 15% at the end of 1978, according to Vietnamese official figures). 576 fler ord


24 Hours in Phnom Penh: Killing Fields & S-21 Prisons 

We parked at the Phnom Penh bus station around 6 in the morning, got off the bus and were slapped in the face with a pungent smell that led us to quickly walk away. 836 fler ord


PST: A Day in the Life

ServiceDear Grampa,

It’s been 6 incomprehensible months since we were all wrested from our pre-service training homes and tossed into the countryside at our permanent sites. 1 239 fler ord

Peace Corps