Koh Ker School, Cambodia and the Ponheary Ly Foundation

One of the reasons we came to Cambodia on this trip was to check in with the Ponheary Ly Foundation, a wonderful non-profit we’ve been involved with for many years now. In fact, you can read about our previous trips to Cambodia and the time we’ve spent with the PLF here; 2002 (when we first met…

Why we came to Cambodia; Koh Ker School and Srayang Girl’s House

October 5, 2010 Siem Reap to Koh Ker, Preah Vihear Provence, Cambodia Preah Vihear is on the border with Thailand and has a temple of which the ownership has long been contested between the two countries. Unesco declared Preah Vihear Temple as Cambodia’s second World Heritage site in 2009, but that has not discouraged even recent military skirmishes between the…

Cambodia; Knar First Day of School 2010 and Khmer Kitchen Restaurant

October 4, 2010 Knar School, Siem Reap Provence Today is the first day of school for Knar Primary school which is about an hour outside Siem Reap. This is the day the Foundation gives out uniforms and school supplies along with providing a hot lunch for all, prizes for last year’s first in class, and…

Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and the Seven Candles Guesthouse

Above, on the road from Phnom Penh.   Arrival into Phnom Penh was painless; about a half hour from plane to door. The $20 for visa on arrival took less than 5 minutes and our bags were already on the carousel by the time we got there. Outside, the driver set up by Ponheary was…

Where next and why: Cambodia 2010

Usually when I haven’t seen someone for a while the first question I get is, “Where are you going on your next trip?” As I said on my previous post about choosing Panama, the reactions usually range from an incredulous “where?” to an excited “Oh, I love…” By now, when I say “Cambodia” people are not…