Cambodia land of smiles

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Cambodia is truly the land of smiles, from the toothy grin of the tuk tuk driver to the beautiful children we met at the Sunrise Village, we felt so welcomed in this eye opening country.

 

 

Although Cambodia (Myanmar) is welcoming and open to tourists and travelers you do not have to look too hard to see the scars that the Khmer Rouge regime left, from the interesting choices of meat you could find the market, to the many orphaned children left behind in the wake of the genocide of almost a quarter of the male population of the country. Amazingly from the countries violent past, the Cambodian people are  friendly, happy and hopeful about their future.

On the first day of our trip, we took a cooking class and prepared Cambodia’s national dish – “amok” , a steamed curry based on curry spices, coconut milk and chicken or you could use another interesting meat from the market.

 

The School children stole our hearts, they were incredibly fascinated with us, and followed our car all the way out of the gates of the school.

we befriended a friendly and comedic tuk-tuk driver in Siem.

We were lucky enough to observe a sight restoring eye operation, in a country without a lot of specialist medical services these services are literally life saving.