Thursday, April 29, 2010

Coming home to Cambodia....

Being back in the States for a week was such a treat and as well as a great reminder of things that I often take for granted back home (this is in no way an exhaustive list but just a few things that are top of mind):
- seeing family and friends (obvious one, I know)
- home cooked meals (thanks again mom and dad)
- clean feet (I don't think you can really appreciate this until you visit Cambodia)
- hot showers
- ease of communication and transportation
- shopping (yes, sadly this makes the list)

Despite enjoying all the perks and ease of life in the States, I was actually really looking forward to getting back to Cambodia - although daily life here is often quite challenging - it's also always an adventure, full of surprises and a lot of good laughs.

Speaking of coming 'home' to Cambodia, many of you have asked me to share a few pictures of where I live - so here are a few pictures of my home in Cambodia:

The 'living room' (not so practical given rainy season has started)

Dining room/patio


My bedroom

In addition to my room and Katie's room, we have an extra guest room with private bathroom and air conditioning (hint, hint for anyone interested in visiting!)


  1. We loved having you in the states, but are happy that you are back "home" now. Since you mentioned home cooked meals...maybe you could whip up your famous taco casserole for Katie sometime?

  2. I love all the open air in your place- it looks perfect!

  3. wow, what an adventure! Looks like you are having a wonderful time over there and look forward to reading more about your adventures. XO - Margie

  4. ha. love ryan's taco casserole comment. :) can't wait to visit and take advantage of the spare room (and air conditioning!). xoxo

  5. Oh I so wish I could come visit! What a fun adventure! Love your patio. Also, You know how I feel about clean feet! :)

  6. Wow, it is so open and fresh:) Love reading about your adventures friend and am so proud of you!

  7. Wow I love all your hanging plants friend! :) Outdoor living room in the rainy season=awesome. Thanks for sharing pics of your place, now I can imagine where you are when we skype!

  8. I didn't realize you were living in a penthouse suite. Looks a lot like my place, except for the air conditioning, refrigerator, lack of mosquito nets, private bathrooms, furniture...and electricity. Although my propane tank is bigger.