My last three weeks in Cambodia: Preview

This is a quick update on what’s going on + what will be happening in my last three weeks in Cambodia. My best friend from highschool is here!! It’s so exciting. I loved dropping by and seeing my German family, drinking wine and talking all night!

My summer volunteer work is ending tomorrow! Final meeting went well and I really did learn alot. But I also can’t wait to get out, travel and spend time with family and friends!

This weekend is when my jorney around Cambodia will begin. We will start off at Kratie. We will only be spending two days and a night there but I’m excited! Thanks to Jenny and her recommendations, I am very much looking forward to the trip!

We will be then off to Mondulkiri. I’ve heard great things about this place but I have never been there so I’m kind of nervous! In a good way of course!

The trip will be followed by 2 nights in Koh Kong and then I will be off to Sihanoukville to meet up with my friends. I can’t believe how fast time is flying! Hopefully I won’t be too nostalgic and sad after I come back from the beach because I want to go to Siem Reap too!

Anyway, stay tuned for my trips in and around Cambodia. It is going to be awesome! :D

Photo Walk Cambodia: Boeung Kak Lake

I went to my last Photo Walk Cambodia today. Both events have been fun! This time we went to the lake where all the backpackers used to go. At the lake, you could get anything and everything you wanted to. There were rooms from $3 a night. Now, the whole area is covered and undergoing constructions. So we decided to go see and capture what remains of the notorious place.

The sad news is that my camera died the first 30 minutes into the walk :( This totally bummed me out but I had my iPhone with me and my polaroid camera with me so it wasn’t too awful. I finally got to take pictures with the photo apps. A lot of times I feel like it’s cheating when I use photo apps to take ‘cool’ looking pictures but it was fun nonetheless. My polaroid films are really old and bad so I wanted to use them up before I order new ones. That resulted in me snapping away at anything, everything I saw and being experimental. Of course I didn’t end up getting as many good photos as I had hoped.

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I will upload these photos on Flickr soon!

Move, Learn, Eat

This is not related to my time here in Cambodia but I came across three videos created by Rick Mereki on Vimeo. They are called Move, Learn and Eat. Very inspiring videos that make you want to travel, explore, experience and just get out there! I’ve always wanted to create travel films but lack the creativity to do so. The filming is really beautiful and just, a lot of fun! :)

See for yourself!

Move:

Learn:

Eat:

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..

= a trip of a lifetime.

move, eat, learn

Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover