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I’m in southeast Asia, and yes I’m still alive

February 28, 2015

So I know I haven’t posted in a while. Right now we are in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and this is literally the first time I’ve had some extra time to just do whatever. We’ve been keeping pretty busy, so it’s nice to finally have some time to relax. Especially after the last two days. There is sooo much to get caught up on here. Too much to write, actually, but I’ll do my best. After a whirlwind trip up to Siem Reap [I need to go back someday and see more of Angkor Wat!] we headed back for Phnom Penh yesterday morning. Unfortunately one of our group members had had to go to the hospital the night before, so yesterday morning we stopped by the hospital to get her and her husband to take them back with us to Phnom Penh. Once we got there though, we found out she had to stay one more night. So that led to lots of scrambling to figure out what to do next. A few visits to her room, and a few hours later, we had flights booked for the next day, and a nurse and a translator to stay and fly with them. Then the rest of us left to eat lunch and hit the road. We finished up our [interesting] lunch around 1 pm and started the drive back. We figured we’d get back to PP around 9 or 9:30. But we hadn’t accounted for two different stops for two different flat tires, in the middle of nowhere, so we ended up pulling in around 12:30 am or so. That lonnnng drive home was memorable to say the least. So much I could write….I don’t think any of us will ever forget that trip!!

After getting a few hours of sleep last night, we left this morning to visit an orphanage and then went to lunch and to do some shopping. Some people went to a museum. I opted to come back and relax here. =)

Some views along the way to the orphanage, while at the orphanage, and along the way home:



The missionary said this road hadn’t been blocked like this when he drove by earlier



Kids at the orphanage getting ready to sing for us



They loved the balloons!








When we drove this road earlier, it had been clear. By the time we left the orphanage, this wedding party had taken over the road so we had to drive across the adjacent dirt field.


You’ll see this kind of scaffolding all across southeast Asia. But I’ve never seen such an extensive network of it.


A week’s worth of grocery shopping?



Sooo many sights along the way. So many thoughts. So much I need to write. So little time!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2015 6:28 am

    LOVED this little update! Looks like you’re having so much fun!

  2. Brenna permalink
    February 28, 2015 9:31 pm

    Thanks for the update! I’ve been so curious about the trip.

    • March 1, 2015 1:19 am

      You’re welcome! It’s been interesting/not always what we expected/definitely memorable haha. Life on the mission field for sure. =)

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