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Traffic in Phnom Penh

January 31, 2012 by

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Stepping outside of the Phnom Penh airport presented a very unique version of a tradition that can be seen in any major city around the world: Traffic. Organized chaos is literally the best way to describe it. There are more motorcycles within the parameters of the city than I’ve ever seen before. I hear there […]

Reality Strikes

January 31, 2012 by

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Note: I wrote this during my first day at our facilities.  I needed a break, you’ll find out why. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more humbled in my entire life.  I’m sitting here in our “press room” which is nothing but a white room with glossy tiled walls, two desks and a pair of […]

The Dragon

January 30, 2012 by

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Cambodia is a country undergoing major change, but for now tradition is holding down the fort. We strolled the local streets and found that regardless of its past history, Cambodian people still regard faith, food, and family as a timeless existence.The road was rough, Tuk Tuk’s honking from every which way, dogs roaming while street […]

Adventures in Phnom Penh and Koh Dach

January 30, 2012 by

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Friday January 27 With our luggage crammed in the trunk and backseat, we packed into our cab outside of the airport in Phnom Penh. Chheng Penh Rith, our cab driver, took us to our hotel as we relaxed after a 17 hour flight. Chheng reminisced about the music of the 1960’s. He prefers songs before […]

Saying you are

January 30, 2012 by

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Tonight is the calm before the chaos. Tomorrow the clinics in Koh Kong, Cambodia begin and it will be an experience in which I practice the art of suspending my disbelief. It is the method of entering an interview, an event or witnessing a medical mission’s doctors, medical students and volunteers treating patients in dire […]

Diptich Cambodia

January 29, 2012 by

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Cambodian countryside

January 29, 2012 by

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This is an account of my drive from Phnom Penh to the province of Koh Kong. It is simply a descriptive narrative of what I thought about the sights that I witnessed. The Cambodian countryside may be one of the most mesmerizing sites you will ever see. The fields are flat and filled with a […]