How I Experienced Cultural Reintegration

Cambodian-American Cultural Reintegration

After three weeks in Cambodia, I came home to the states. This reintegration back into American culture and my normal schedule were the most difficult parts of the trip. There are four reasons why this was difficult: the time difference, suddenly losing interaction with my group, reconnecting to social media, and my changed outlook. This article…

Learning About Non-Profit Organizations in Cambodia

Cambodian Non Profits

While I was in Cambodia, I met with and learn about seven different non-profit organizations working to improve the quality of life for Cambodians. Since there is a human trafficking problem in Cambodia, many of these non-profits focus on those who are being and have been trafficked. Enjoy! If you haven’t read Part 1: Preparing for…

Visiting Vietnamese Floating Communities in Cambodia

VIETNAMESE FLOATING COMMUNITIES

One of the most eye-opening, action-packed experiences I had in Cambodia was visiting the Vietnamese floating communities. Vietnamese? Didn’t I just say I was in Cambodia? Well, yes, I was in Cambodia. But in Cambodia, there is a community of Vietnamese people who live in floating homes and have floating stores and restaurants. If you…

Meeting Cambodian Clothing Factory Workers

MEeting Cambodian Factory WOrkers

During my three-week trip to Cambodia, my group and I went and hung out with some ladies who worked in clothing factories. These ladies lived among other clothing factory workers. Most of them were from the countryside but had to come to town for work to support their families. We were able to visit a couple…

Genocide at the Hands of the Khmer Rouge: Killing Fields & S21 Prison of Cambodia

Killing Fields and S21 Prison Cambodia

During My 3-Week Trip to Cambodia, my group visited the Killing Fields and S21 Prison in Cambodia. These places are memorials for those who died during the Khmer Rouge era. This article takes you through my experience touring these two memorials and should serve as a memorial itself. If you haven’t read Part 1: Preparing for My…

Walking Around in the Streets of Phnom Penh

wALKING the streets of phnom penh

If you haven’t read Part 1: Preparing for My 3-Week Trip to Cambodia or Part 2: On My Way to Cambodia, head on over to my Series Overview to check them out! At this point in my All About My 3-Week Trip to Cambodia series, I have now arrived in Cambodia!  Here is my experience walking the streets of Phnom Penh,…

My Cambodian Diet: Food I Tried in Cambodia

Cambodian DIet

If you haven’t read Part 1: Preparing for My 3-Week Trip to Cambodia or Part 2: On My Way to Cambodia, head on over to my Series Overview to check them out! Eating In Cambodia I am an incredibly picky eater, always have been. One of my biggest fears, when I decided to spend 3 weeks in Cambodia, was that…

Experiencing Cambodia (a series of stories from my experiences in Cambodia)

Experiencing Cambodia

At this point in my All About My 3-Week Trip to Cambodia series, I have now arrived in Cambodia! I was writing this post and realized just how long it really is. Instead of having one way-too-long post, I have decided to break it up. That’s right, a series within a series! This post is going…