First Days in Cambodia

Added on by Mia Halton.

I had and still have certain things I planned to accomplish on this trip. I've only been here for 4 days but I feel like it's been a year. I had no idea what was ahead when I signed on for this.

I've wanted to go to Cambodia and Vietnam for many years, since the wars took place there. It was during that time that I began to see and consider a world that was larger than my own.

Since I've been here I've met interesting people, eaten delicious food, and visited extraordinarily beautiful temples and art historical museums. I've also visited the Landmine Museum, seen terrible poverty, and heard many stories about an unresponsive government. I had the opportunity to visit a Primary School this afternoon. It's a government school funded mostly by private donations.

I leave tomorrow to go to Vietnam. I'm not finished what I need to do in Cambodia. I don't know what that will be, but I've fallen in love with it.