What some folks think of as Angkor Wat is the temple in the background, but the name actually applies to a sprawling complex filled with architectural wonders that cover many kilometers.
December 3 was the anniversary of my move to Cambodia. Although I felt pretty much prepared for the experience, I have learned a lot.
Everything about making Phnom Penh my home is new. I have never before been retired, never lived as an expat, never expected to have English be so often understood here and never spent more than vacation time in a developing country.
The list of what I learned about Cambodia and me is long, but I’ll do my best to provide mere brushstrokes of my perspective in the hope that I won’t tax your patience.
One surprise has been how deeply moved I have been by the widespread poverty, how desperately I’d like to help a poor people and how Continue reading →