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A New World

The first day of our great adventure began with what felt like someone put us in an oven. With heat and humidity that none of us have ever experienced before, the crew was left dumb struck by the pure intensity of the sun above us. Although this first thought wasn’t the slightest bit a pleasant […]

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Cambodia 4/3/14

After a long 19 hours of traveling, we finally made it to our destination: Cambodia. As soon as I took a step out of the plane, I was hit with a wave of extreme humidity and heat. From the airport, a small bus picked us up to drive us to the guest hotel that we […]

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The Cambodia I Want All of Us To Know

When I walked down the street I was instantly enchanted by the people and everything around me was fascinating, from the slums that housed most of the population to the shops full of paintings. Firstly, we went to a Buddhist temple which housed the king, it was a huge monument to the wealth the kings has. […]

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A Double Meaning for ‘Education’

Our first day in Phnom Penh was a remarkable experience.  Our scheduled visits to the Royal Palace and the Cambodia Living Arts Center exposed us to the rich cultural heritage of this country.  But the biggest revelation I had today happened while talking with our guide, Sey Ha. As we walked through downtown Phnom Penh, […]

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Sweat and Tears

The first day in Cambodia was by no means an easy one. With high humidities and heat no one was prepared for the intensity of the situation. It was a mental strain just as much as it was a physical one. Seeing such poverty was very difficult to see. A boy with one arm. So […]

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A Journey Begins

As our story in Cambodia begins, our group is already filled with excitement and eagerness to explore a new world and experience a culture like nothing we have ever experienced before. Although tolerating seventeen hours worth of plane travel can’t be anything but a tiresome experience, I have enjoyed the past few hours that I’ve […]

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Cambodia Andrews: Day 1

Today was our first experience of the heat and humidity of Cambodia. We traveled to the place today and were enchanted with the buddhist temples. They were filled with intrecate statues and wood work. We then walked the streets and saw all the vibe of the city. For lunch we went to a place that […]

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First Day, First Experience

After countless hours of flying, traveling, and waiting we finally reached our destination, Cambodia. The first second we walked out the doors it was a complete culture shock. From the humidity, to the hazy atmosphere, everything was different. The cities are filled with life, filled with people everywhere. There are surprising less cars, as most […]

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Golden Temples & Sweaty People

Well after a struggling and dreary 19 hours on a plane & in an airport we finally arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Exhausted to no end and jet lagged beyond belief  we crawled into our beds at a beautiful little guest house nestled in a back alley. We awoke in the morning to a scorching […]

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Way Outside the Bubble: Cambodia, Day 1

It’s been nine months in the making but we finally made it to Cambodia. In those nine months, 17 of my students learned about making documentaries, practiced making some short documentaries, and attended webinars about the history of Southeast Asia. They’ve contacted NGOs on the ground and arranged for interviews with artists, activists and social […]

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