What a nice week! Super crazy per usual but also super productive! We booked all the flights to Cambodia and back after a bit of a nightmare but in the end it was done. We will be in around and near Phnom Penh for three days or so and I am expecting that to be heavy... From what I have heard and read it is intense, because as a tourist you are obviously reminded of the 70s and the Khmer Rouge etc. When I was in Hiroshima last spring the thing that caught me so off guard was contextualizing all of the information and trying to relate it to modern day timings I think? If that makes sense at all? The perspective of how close to NOW all of that happened and obviously THAT was 1945.
I'm not saying that there is a relation between the two other than fact that hundreds of thousands of people were killed in each (or more obviously). Anyway.... I think it's important to see those things and try to understand what happened. I also think it's important to feel uncomfortable in those situations, it would be wholy unnatural to NOT feel uncomfortable.
Then we will be taking a boat ride North or at least that is the plan... either via boat or bus (both roughly 6 hours) to Siem Reap to see temples for a few days and perhaps rent some motor bikes and take a little side trip to one of the fishing villages.
Sooo that is good! We leave on Oct 6. My last day of work here is Oct 2 and I get my work visa taken away on Oct 3. Then I must be out of Macau for GOOD by Oct 13. How scary is that? It's a little scary because my flight for San Fran doesn't leave until the 16th so I need to head to HK and hang out for a few days but seriously there are worse places to be for sure!
What else is going on? I just had a good but again, busy (always with the busy!) day off. Good food, good fun, and got some work done. And now... a four day work week followed by three days off and then a final four days at work! Oh my goodness!!!