We're in Cambodia and safe and sound. This country is so incredibly destitute that it feels morally wrong to enjoy yourself here. I doubt we will stay more than a week due to time constraints, but the constant barrage of child beggars makes you completely ill. That being said, we did enjoy the sumptuous palace grounds yesterday with its giant photographs of the old queen of Cambodia, who looks like Queen Elizabeth, and saw some incredibly beautiful wall paintings. We're heading to the city of Siem Reap to see the temple of Angkor Wat, possibly tomorrow. More later.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How was Angkor Wat, sweet pea?
As you know, I've always wanted to go there- I'm so happy you're able to see it!

Cambodia has suffered so much. So many people killed- didn't they lose something like a third of the population under the Khmer Rouge? Tragic.

I wish I had camera on my computer-I would love to skype (spelling?)

My recent D.C.?Virginia trip turned out to be both difficult and renewing. It was so good to spend time with family.

Miss you.