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Things I will miss…

February 9, 2012 by

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Things I will miss about Cambodia: the smiling faces, the feeling of constantly moving, the wind blowing through my hair on the tuk tuks, watching how many people/things can fit on a moto or truck, seeing the many faces of Cambodia, buying pretty dresses and scarves for cheap, bartering with vendors who really do give […]

Dental Journalism

February 8, 2012 by

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Photos by William Camargo As of last week I became an embedded reporter, and the dental clinic at Koh Kong Provincial Referral Hospital was my war zone. I would have never thought in my wildest dreams that when I volunteered to lend a hand to the doctors and dentists of the CHPAA mission that I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]