Bits of Siem Reap

5 days and 4 nights, and then whoosh, I caught the flu bug back home.

While I was there I enjoyed Siem Reap, but I had to be hard. We went to visit the rural area and the site where the students will be designing a school at Krabairial Village. No water (just scoop the water from the padi fields nearby) and no electricity. You can see the poverty was apparent. 30-40% unemployment and scars of the civil war still in the healing process. You can feel it from the things that the tourist guide said although in disguise and how he could not look at you in the eyes when he recounted those days.

The Cambodians at these parts were perceived to be kind and friendly, trying to make the best of their lives.

Lots of fish dishes – amok, serpent & cat

Rojak buah ala Siem Reap

Artisans d’Angkor

Ruins at Angkor

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