Cambodia bucket list

When this post goes out, I’ll have 150 days, 6 hours and 35 minutes left in Cambodia. That’s five months, to the day. It’s diminishing so quickly and it makes me think about what I want to still do while here:

  • have a music lesson;
  • learn to cook some Cambodian food (properly, like Cambodians do it);
  • learn the longest alphabet in the world (I’m getting there!);
  • learn a passage of the Bible in Khmer of by heart;
  • go to Battambang;
  • go to Mondulkiri;
  • perhaps see some dolpins.

However, if these things don’t happen, I won’t be particularly upset. My time in Cambodia has been fantastic. So far I have

  • Seen a silk farm;
  • Got a girlfriend;
  • Planted rice;
  • Seen the floating villages on the Tonle Sap;
  • Been to some of the thousands of beautiful, ancient temples in Cambodia;
  • Seen the salt flats and pepper plantations of Kampot;
  • Eaten crickets, a tarantula and durian;
  •  Seen the boat races and fireworks of the Water Festival;
  • Been to a Khmer wedding;
  • Been to a part of a Khmer funeral;
  • Seen various Apsara dances (the best one was when my students did it- they were amazing!);
  • Attended various Khmer churches;
  • Learnt some Khmer;
  • Learnt to ride, kick-start and fall-off a motorbike (not necessarily in that order).

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It’s been really amazing. But most of all, it’s probably the small daily interactions with the friends I’ve made and the people I’ve met.

So, here’s to another five months!