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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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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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Day 6: Angkor Wat

A symbol of Cambodia and source of national pride is the Angkor Wat temple complex.  This United Nations World Heritage Site was built in the 9th century and restored by the French in the early 1900’s as it had been completely enveloped by the jungle.  Originally built as a Hindu temple, today it acts as […]

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Day 4: Siem Reap

Half way through our tour of Cambodia, today we flew from Phenom Penh to Siem Reap. This northern city is like a small town compared to the capitol, and much more lush.  Before our stop Meta Karuna Center, we explored the downtown streets and alleyways, shopping for souvenirs.   Bedtime came early as we prepare […]

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Cambodia Cliff Diving

The sun dried hay pokes into my dirt covered feet as I catch my breath. With the sun beating down on me and my body visibly covered in sweat from the layer of humidity I rush forward into the abyss. The dry ground crunches underneath the weight of my rapidly advancing feet. The warm Cambodian […]

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Remembrance of the Past

Tuol Sleng Prison stands as a monument of the unspoken horrors and tragedies of the Khmer Rouge. The broken and corroding walls of the once high school convey a strong lesson, displaying an event that seeks to never occur again. With pictures of the victims on the wall and torture tools in clear sight, it […]

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The Lone Survivor

Day 2, seriously? We have done so much over the past two days that it feels like we have been here for a week. As like the first day, today was another one full of yin and yang. In the morning we took a short bus ride to Tuol Sleng Prison, a former high school […]

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