return to Siem Reap

January 24, 2009 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Chinese New Year is not a national holiday in Cambodia but my school is not holding classes again until Thursday. So I went to Siem Reap.

The roads and infrastructure are still familiar from the week i spent here 2 months ago. I am staying in a guesthouse not far from the touristy “pub street” for $6 a night. According to their sign-in sheet i am the first guest since last week. The other volunteers are staying farther away in a hotel that costs $15 a night.

On the way from the bus station 4 km away from the center we passed (construction?) a very dusy road.

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My Einstein hair, which was so soft from the wash i gave it this morning is now hard and grimy.

Tonight i’m going to attend a concert by Doctor Beat Richner. He was a physician in Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge take over in 1975 and returned a dozen years ago to care for the hundreds of thousands of children who are unable to get medical care. The concerts are part of a fund-raising effort for the several hospitals he has built since his return to Cambodia…

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