Cambodia is one of the most interesting countries I have had the pleasure to live in. I was lucky enough to be able to teach scuba diving in Cambodia for a few years working at various different dive centers.
All the while I lived there I was mesmerized by the local people, everyone was so friendly, and I could not get over hearing about the harsh times they had lived through. All one needs to do is watch the Killing Fields to fully understand the hardship these people have endured.
Faces of Cambodia
It was strange to see many elderly people in the area in which I lived due to the mass killings that occurred after the fall of Vietnam and the exit of the United States from the Vietnam War. I have this one picture of this little old lady that I would see most mornings when I headed into the dive center. She was always walking somewhere, and she would when she say me smile, but the rest of the time, if she did not know you were looking she had a frown, one that told the story of the things she had seen.
Koh Rong Samloem
While I worked at EcoSea Scuba Diving I lived on the island of Koh Rung Samloem, which was about two hour from the main port in Sihanoukville. We had a few bungalows and a small diving operation that was at times way way to busy for the small number of trained staff. On the island was a very small fishing village that we would frequent for a beer, or soda something along that lines. Everyone there was so sweet and kind, and certainly must see to understand.
If you are thinking of visiting Cambodia and would like some contacts please let me know, I would be more than happy to assist you in any way I can. There are so many fantastic photographic opportunities so don’t miss out!!
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