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I’m deep in sleep dreaming about poker when I’m awaken. “Teacher, teacher” several of our student wake up Teacher Sophan, in the hammock next to me. I turn, smile at them and they dash away laughing. At times, I get lost in transit...

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Cambodia is beautiful. Driving through the countryside one can get lost in amazement as the sun rises over the mountains, illuminating lush open fields dotted with palm trees, oxen, and working farmers. It can be a novelty for the passionate traveler look...

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Since I started my journey, I have been speechless. I had to pause for reaction and truly be present in the moment. In stillness and silence, I finally can say, I am learning to love without condition, to give without any reason, to care and be without an...

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It’s 3am, I woke to the sounds of misquotes and crickets. It’s completely dark. There’s no moonlight but the sky is lit up with stars. Under the Cambodian night sky, surrounded by darkness, my spirit drifts. Teacher Sophan and I visited ...

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I see our students’ smiling faces everyday at our center. Behind each smile is a tiny being enjoying life as it is; behind each smile is a story we’ll never know. This journey to Cambodia has opened a new perspective for me; what I thought I h...

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As we prepare to journey home, I’m anxious to drive again. Strange, of all the things to miss other than my family, I miss driving. This trip has presented many learning lessons about life, cultural nuances, group dynamics as well as individual percepti...

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I woke to the sound of thunderous rain striking my hotel window. It’s the first time I’ve seen rain during this period of the year here. I jumped out of bed trying to figure out what was going on. Silly me. Afterward, I went alone for a refres...

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I’m wandering again on the road lost between between Minnesota subzero and Cambodia scorching heat. Along the way I encounter many travelers. A French attorney, traveling for 9 months, a German family with 2 toddlers and a Spanaird searching for qui...

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