Don’t give up, ’cause you have friends

I worry about what the future holds for girls from poor families in Cambodia. I’ve had concern for a few years now about one little girl in particular, but the more I’ve been exposed to during this visit, the more that concern has spread. The particular girl I’m talking about is someone I’ve met a … Continue reading Don’t give up, ’cause you have friends

It’s electrifying

This is a wild guess, but they may have used two or three times as much wiring on Cambodia's mains power than was needed to get the job done. Actually, that guess could well be on the conservative side. Once you see the photographs below, you may agree? I still remember how I felt the … Continue reading It’s electrifying

Whenever you need shelter

I’ve visited my fair share of religious buildings in my travels, but I’ve never seen anything like what I saw in Phnom Penh this week. We walked through a laneway crowded with dark, cramped homes, with children playing, washing strung out on lines and motos parked against walls. Filled with the buzz of inner-city life. … Continue reading Whenever you need shelter

Don’t go changing

There were dark, dusty village streets to be navigated in order to find your way to the Night Markets the first time I visited Siem Reap in 2008. I remember distinctly that my friend and I relied on a local colleague to help us find our way from the restaurant in Pub Street to the … Continue reading Don’t go changing

Looking for adventure, head out on the highway

There’s only one rule of driving on the roads in Cambodia and that’s that there are no rules. At least that’s what one of my Phnom Penh-based friends told me while we were out driving the other day, but then he corrected himself. “Actually, there is one rule, the biggest one wins,” he said. We … Continue reading Looking for adventure, head out on the highway