Siem Reap and the amazing Angkor Wat

Posted on August 20th, 2013 by BreAnn

When we arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia (on June 27th), we weren’t exactly sure what to expect. We knew about the amazing Angkor Wat temple complex, and even seeing photos of this wonder online ahead of time is enough to make any travel enthusiast giddy with excitement! But we soon found out that there were […]

Phnom Penh: A beautiful city with a horrific past

Posted on August 15th, 2013 by BreAnn

Cambodia is a unique developing country, full of amazing temples and architecture, but it is also a country that is emerging from decades of civil conflict including a massive genocide in the 1970s. Either way, it is definitely an interesting place to visit. Crossing the border from Vietnam into Cambodia (on June 23rd), we visibly […]

Shocking Cambodia statistics: Average salaries $1/day, one-fifth of the population killed in the 70s, and more

Posted on August 4th, 2013 by BreAnn

When I was researching these statistics for Cambodia, I WAS ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY! Most people in Cambodia only earn $1 per day salary, only 45% of Cambodian kids actually finish elementary school, men’s life expectancy is only 60 years old, and over one-fifth of Cambodia’s population was killed in a matter of three years (1975-78) […]

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