Sorry for being MIA! I’ve been busy in Berlin, not doing any touristy stuff, surprisingly. One of the reasons why I’m traveling and in Berlin for 2 weeks is because I am here to be reunited with two of my best friends from high school back in Cambodia! I’ve been staying with my lovely friend and host, Milena who I haven’t seen in 4 years and Xenia, who I haven’t seen in 2 years, flew from London so all three of us can have a massive sleepover :P It’s been 6+ years since all of us have been in the same place at the same time so you can imagine how much catching up we have to do.
Although it’s been more than 6 years, being reunited doesn’t feel strange or awkward at all. In fact, it’s so normal that Xenia came over and took a nap right away without even having time to talk (she came in on an early flight). So, we’ve been hanging out and spending our days talking nonstop for hours, cooking and having fun. Although, we are clearly not 16 year olds anymore since none of us can barely stay up past midnight and we haven’t really had any night outs! Haha.
I guess we’ll just carry on drinking coffee and eating, spending all day in the kitchen, chatting away. So awesome to see everyone and how much everyone’s lives have changed. We are still the same old 16 year olds at heart though (not physically, clearly) and it’s just awesome to have my girlfriends next to me again. Although we have to go our separate ways back to reality again soon, it definitely reenergized me and made me happy to know that I always have friends to fall back to if I ever needed help. Love you both! <3
My 3 days in Copenhagen went by super fast. I thought it would be enough time to get to know the city and see everyone I wanted to but I wish I had more time in Copenhagen. The city was absolutely beautiful and there was a lot to see/do. The best part about my time in Copenhagen though, was the new and old friends I got to meet. The best thing about traveling is the people and the memories you share with them. I was happy to see old friends who shared some of my fondest childhood memories. Even though I didn’t see them for 6+ years, it didn’t feel weird at all. Time went by super fast reminiscing about the old times while we were making new memories.
Thank for the amazing time, Daniel, Michala and Vlad. Your hospitality made my stay in Copenhagen extra special. Hope to see all of you again soon! For those of you that I didn’t get to see on this trip, hope I get to see/meet you in the near future.
I’ve been away from home for quite some time now. A little over 4 years, to be exact. And during those 4 years, there were times where I didn’t get to see my family for a long time. I saw them last year for the first time in 2 years and haven’t seen them since. Usually I’m fine. I’ve gotten used to it – but there are days when I really wish I could visit them for the weekend or see them over the holidays. The older I get, the more I miss my parents. Odd.
Last night I had a dream that I had fainted and my mom was there to catch me. She was stroking my hair the way she always does when I lay on her lap. It felt kind of real. So today’s one of those days where I wish I could go over and tell them about my day. I can’t wait to see them soon – hopefully around this time next year! This photo was taken when we went on a one-month family road trip around Cambodia – this is in front of the gorgeous sunset in Kratie.
They are the most perfect parents – they support every decision I make and are on my side no matter what. I couldn’t ask for more.