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Laughter Lives On

After getting a taste of the Cambodian lifestyle, we transferred from tourist sites to a Montesorri school. I have never met so many children all full of laughter and love. I was skeptical when we first arrived because they were more reserved than playful, as I had anticipated, but they soon warmed up to us. […]

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Cambodian Landmine Museum

After decades of war, the Cambodian countryside is littered with millions of unexploded antipersonnel and antitank mines.  Hundreds of innocent farmers and children are killed or maimed by these devices each year.  After traffic accidents, land mines are the leading cause of death for Cambodians.   After the destabilization caused by secret American bombings of […]

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3 Days & a Reflection Center

The morning rush in inevitable, it happens almost every day on this trip but the one 3 days ago was on an even stricter time crunch. That morning we planned on getting up completely packed to leave Phnom Penh so we could fly to Siem Reap, and although most were some weren’t which cost us […]

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Seeds of Change

Outside of the busy, jam-packed streets of Phnom Phen lays the Montessori school which we visited today. The owner of the schools also operates the guest house that we’re staying at in order to raise funds in her quest to education the children of Cambodia. The Montessori is made to be self-sustaining, using left over […]

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A High School of Horrors

Over the blaring sounds of a busy city street, the soft mellow tone of a slow afternoon breeze moving through the dark building’s halls can be heard as white pedals fall off the courtyard’s trees. This place is Tuol Sleng, otherwise known as S-21, this place is a former high school gone prison. Operated by […]

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Culture Shock

I’m going to skip over the near 20 hours we spent on a plane to arrive in Phnom Penh, because I don’t think anyone wants to relive that; but I must say it was more than worth it. I knew that being here would be different but the streets are literally out of a movie. […]

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Cambodia: A Place In Pictures II

My last post on here was a series of black and white photographs of the faces of Cambodia. My style of photography is usually that approach, and as of late I have photographed almost 200 different faces since we have been here. No doubt this will lead to a great show or series of some […]

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Body, Mind, And Spirit

I’m not a religious guy. I don’t believe in god. I feel silly doing my jewish stuff and all. Yet, I really felt something almost magical when listening to the Shmote with the lighting of the incense was one of the most powerful experiences i’ve felt so far. I almost could visualize the souls of […]

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Surface of Cambodia

In Cambodia, a thing that you really have to understand is that you actually can’t judge a book by its cover. The first example is the second we stepped off the bus to get to the hotel. Just walking down the street of our hotel, we see Cambodians, sleeping and begging at one in the […]

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The Lost Temple

Yesterday started out at 4 in the morning. We were to go to a Buddhist temple and experience the sunrise. When we arrived to my surprise there were throngs of people even at 5 in the morning. But it was completely worth it seeing the beautiful sunrise over the temple. After the sunrise we were […]

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