Plastic is not OK There is a lot of rubbish in Cambodia, a mixture of a lack of refuse collection processes and limited recycling; mixed in with a lack of knowledge of the environmental impacts; and topped off with a healthy dose of poverty – if you only have $1 for today, food is much… Continue reading 5 reflections from my first year in Cambodia
Now that the winter is finally here, and we are finally enjoying temperatures of 25-30 degrees (75-85 for those in the fahrenheit part of the world), I thought it would be good to reflect on living through a rainy season in Cambodia. Before we arrived I was sure that the rainy season would mean day… Continue reading Rain drops keep falling on my head
I’ve read a few blogs recently that say ‘don’t bother visiting Battambang’, and I keep thinking – hey that’s crazy – I LOVE Battambang, and seeing as I haven’t written a blog for a long time I figured what better way to get back into it than to talk about our favorite Cambodian city. I’ve… Continue reading Why I love Battambang
I’d like to introduce you to Mr Hoeurk. Hoeurk is a tuk tuk driver in Battambang who has traveled many a place with Lee and I, helped us take cats to the vet, taken me to job interviews and generally been an all round fantastic guy. He now picks me up and takes me to… Continue reading From A to B
Sometimes you just need a holiday. It seems so odd, living in Cambodia, to think that we might need a holiday. I guess because Cambodia is the sort of place we might go to for a holiday………but in reality day to day living in Battambang is just like day to day living anywhere in the… Continue reading Thai bride returns home….
Yes its true 40 years old and unable to ride a bike. Today’s Sunday bike ride took us just a short 4kms out of town to the old unused Battambang airport. The airport used to be busy back when Battambang, as the second biggest city, wasn’t connected to Siem Reap by road. It was also… Continue reading Oh the shame……
I think its really hard to truly know what a place is like until you have been there. Once in a place, you get to hear, smell, taste, see and feel all it has to offer. The sights you can put into a photograph but the rest is harder to articulate to someone who hasn’t… Continue reading Sensory experiences