A country of contradictions

Its been two weeks of real life here in Phnom Penh and there are a few observations that I’ve made.  I am living in a country of contradictions.  Before I share my thoughts and a few photos let me offer you a very short history lesson (trust me it will be short as I amContinue reading “A country of contradictions”

A life apart, two weeks of self-isolation

It has been a week since I left my government selected quarantine hotel and landed in my own apartment.  I am well located in the heart of the city, surrounded by busy roads, temples and markets.  A week here would normally mean I have hit the streets to explore my neighbourhood, however, being in self-isolationContinue reading “A life apart, two weeks of self-isolation”

What is it to be courageous?

People are calling me courageous; I don’t think I am.  Adventurous, gutsy, intrepid and spirited yes, but not courageous.  Having given some thought to why this seems to be a common adjective when people talk about my choice to change things up, I thought I’d share my thoughts on the matter. Merriam-Webster online defines courageContinue reading “What is it to be courageous?”