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2020 Vision

January 10, 2020

 

So, it’s been awhile since I last visited this space. I must say, I have missed it tremendously, but at the same time I felt I had some growing to do before I could come back and pick up where I left off.  

 

For starters, we moved to Cambodia. I stepped away from my usual freelance/blog writing to learn some Khmer and volunteer at the Indochina Starfish Foundation as well as for the Cambodian Children’s Fund.  Each organisation welcomed me into their fold and afforded me the opportunity to teach and/or write for them. Volunteering everyday was challenging and rewarding in equal measure, but I find this mix yields the best kind of personal growth. 

 

Worker at the Russian Market in Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s traumatic past still sits on the horizon of its citizens’ collective consciousness, and I didn’t feel it would be right to jump right in and begin writing about this country without first really getting to know it.

I knew this would take some time.

Thus, I have moved gently and patiently towards understanding what challenges Cambodians face here and now.  

I won’t pretend to have the answers.  What I can offer now, from a vantage point of admiration, is a tiny portal into the inner workings of this beautiful, chaotic, and ultimately resilient place. Cambodia is a place where the human spirit, much like the ancient wonders that permeate its landscape, perseveres.  

I hope you will stick around and enjoy the view.

Tuk Tuk Transportation

 

Little Girl in a Tuk Tuk

Little Girl in a Tuk Tuk

 

Streets of Phnom Penh

Streets of Phnom Penh

Caught in traffic

 

 

 

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Susie permalink
    January 11, 2020 2:25 pm

    Beautiful pictures and writing. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Florance Tanivill permalink
    January 11, 2020 3:10 pm

    Love reading this. Write more😁

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