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Cambodia Photo Journal: The People of Ton le Sap

Every life has a story. – A&E Biography

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Cambodia. Never have I been to a country that has created so much flux and turmoil in my heart. When we left Cambodia, I thought surely I will never return to this god-forsaken place. I saw misery and destitution in Phnom Penh. The constant barrage of the homeless, child hawkers, beggars and amputees wore on my soul.

At one point after our arrival in Sihanoukville, I felt, for the first time ever, a strong urge to move on and leave this country behind. Now I’m finding I can’t leave it behind. These faces, those places, the scenery slipping and sliding. The smells and sounds are like echoes in my head. These memories are falling forth like small scraps of paper carelessly thrown into corners, awaiting the final dusting out. One after the other reminding me of times thought forgotten.

The people of Cambodia have suffered greatly in the hands of the Khmer Rouge, at times it seems as though they might never bounce back. Yet, bounce back they have, and I only needed to look at my pictures from Ton le Sap to remind myself of the beauty, passion and resiliency of these people.

The fishing village of Kompong Khleang.

Man paddling

Fisherman and fisherboys bringing home their afternoon catch.

Paddling Home

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Taiwan since 2006. I'm a bit of a jack of all trades! I love art, gardening, flower arranging, reading (that's an understatement if you've seen my GoodReads profile), and snuggling with my cats. Animal videos make me cry. I hate cooking. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my garden bloom! Learning about new cultures and exploring the world has been my thing since I started traveling at age 19. A self-professed autodidact, I can speak comfortably on many different subjects and hold a special place in my heart for science, technology, law, health and medicine, and history. You can find me nerding out at home most of the time due to being chronically ill and housebound. If I'm not engaged in one of the activities listed above, I'm probably building websites. Check my About page under Carrie Kellenberger to learn why I'm taking you on this journey with me through My Several Worlds. I can't wait to get to know you better!

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