Spent lots of time this weekend with friends, a necessary thing as I really wanted to be with my family. I just got the news of the death of my uncle. A man who has been an important person in my life. Both COVID and physical distance on the planet mean I won’t be ableContinue reading “A market with soul”
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”
This is the main reception for the school. Located in the one of the two centre buildings. Very impressive! This is a model of the campus. Four main buildings. Far left is the elementary building, centre left is the community centre, centre right is the sport centre and far right is the high school building.Continue reading “Cambodia/COVID school year”
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”
I’ve traveled enough to know what normal looks like, even when it goes sideways. Travel during COVID is a different beast altogether. Rules are more stringent, more complicated and everyone is acting scared and overzealous. Despite this I have arrived and am ready to get settled into my new home and while I have toContinue reading “Travel during COVID”
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?”
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