May 092013

Is this really Cambodia? It’s hard to believe how different Phnom Penh feels from the entire rest of the country. Whereas almost everything I’ve seen so far has been well below poverty, here in the capital you’ve got huge palm-lined boulevards, Raffles Hotels, and glistening Mercedes abound.

In many ways, it feels like a completely different country than I’ve been living in for the past 2 months. You can’t help but wonder if the rural Cambodians – living in their thatched bamboo huts and hauling their water up from wells – have any idea how their country’s elite live every day…

Note: These posts are behind realtime; the above took place in March, 2012.

  8 Responses to “Visas, S-21, & The Royal Commando”

  1. That temple in picture 21 is pretty spectacular. Also, sounds like a very memorable talk with the Irish guy!

  2. That guy sounds like he has had one hell of a life.

  3. The pic w/ the rooster is hilarious!

  4. Agreed with Andy! Almost as bizarre as the guy with his herd of goats on a train in India 😀

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