Monday, March 15, 2010

So Long Cambodia...

As I sit here at the Siem Reap airport about to board to Phnom Penh, the travel time has dawned on me: I have a 5 hour layover in Phnom Penh, 20 hours of flight time and another 3 hour layover in Seoul... that puts me almost 30 hours to Paris. Bummer...

Today was extremely hot.

The last couple days in Siem Reap, I was lucky to spend with my favorite buddies: Anthony, Simon, Anette and Stine... it was too sad to say goodbye to them and we are all hoping to someday reconnect, preferably all together for some more awesome times, but sadly, Cambodia will be a distant, but warm memory.

I'm actually really, really sad. I didn't think I would be so emotional, but this trip has been pretty overwhelming and I've fallen madly in love with Cambodia. The smiles on the people's faces in the traffic as the tuk-tuk brought me to the airport was comforting but too nostalgic at the same time. I really wish I had been able to stay longer. This place is so magical and it will be greatly missed. With high hopes to return soon and hopefully with a mission to open a school, I leave here with tears in my eyes and sweat on my brow.

Thank you to everyone who has been reading my blog, it means a lot that you care and I hope to have met your writing/blogging standards in the process.

Much love, from Cambodia

Erica :-)


  1. What an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing the images of life and the children over there!

  2. Wonderfull work! Congratulation.