6 In Cambodia

Cambodia: A Series


Since we returned from Cambodia, and our minds and hearts have been reeling as we try to take in everything from our trip. It was both amazing and heart-wrenching. We fell in love with this country and its people.

Our minds are full of images from the past week — brightly colored tropical fruits and writhing fish at the market, serene temples, bumpy tuktuk rides. We fed catfish to a crocodiles in a floating village. We rode mopeds up to the top of a mountain. We ate tarantulas, frog legs, and mangosteens.

We also learned about the realities of sex trafficking and poverty. We fell in love with women and girls who have been affected by these these crises.

There are so many things we want to share from the trip, both weighty and lighthearted. We’ve put together a series of thematic posts, but these only brush the surface of our experience. If you have questions or want to know more, please don’t hesitate to add a comment, or email us! We’d love to share more.

Posts in this series include:
At the Green Mango Café
The Daughters Project
The Market
How We Are Doing
How You Can Help
Wrap Up
Recipe: Vegetable Spring Rolls

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    April 5, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Looking forward to it, all of it! I know that these kind of trips can be a mix of joy and heartbreak, but I believe that these are the kind of trips that keep us alive and connected to the human species around the world.

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      April 7, 2012 at 9:35 am

      I agree! Where have you traveled to?

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    Tiffany {A Clove of Garlic}
    April 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I lived in Micronesia for two years (1 year in Palau, 1/2 in the Federated States, and another 1/2 in the Marshalls… all teaching school), my husband is Brazilian and we spend a few weeks there every year, and I was there for two months one time, and I have gone to Russia, England, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Most were on mission trips, Costa Rica was just for fun. As you might imagine, I love traveling! :)

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      April 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Wow, you are well-traveled! How wonderful to have had all those experiences :) We love travelling too! (Just not the actual getting there part) :)

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    Jinny Sauer Bastianelli
    April 8, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Can’t wait to hear more about the market! I did a piece in our newsletter in February about a market in Florida. I didn’t have to go nearly so far away, but I think it is fascinating to see what is similar and what is different about markets in different parts of the country and the world. We are, after all, one human family with the same need to eat and the same ties to our local, seasonal, traditional food cultures. Love what you are doing with this!

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      April 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      Yes, we saw that piece about the Florida market — and agree about how fascinating they are! It blew our minds to think of local food as mangos and pinneapples instead of kale and spinach :) Thanks so much for your support!

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