Comments by non-Americans about “strange” American trends

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by BreAnn

When you grow up and live your life in one place, it’s sometimes very easy to forget about what’s “normal” to us but completely strange to others.  I find it incredibly interesting (and sometimes funny!) as an American to step back and hear what people from other cultures and countries say about their strange experiences […]

If the world population was 100 people: Interesting statistics

Posted on November 3rd, 2013 by BreAnn

According to the latest statistics, the world population has now reached 7 BILLION PEOPLE! There are SO many people living in the world today, it’s pretty hard to comprehend what that number even means. So… what if we took the world population and reduced that number down to only 100 people? Do you realize only […]

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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