Cambodia diary, days 11-15

6:54 a.m. EST | 5:55 p.m. local time | 5-19-16

How is it already Thursday? I ask myself, snacking on cashews and trying to plan out my final weekend in Phnom Penh. After waking up at 6 a.m. for the past four days – ferociously grinding out the finishing touches (or just creating additional recommendations) for our consultant project – I could definitely use an evening in bed. Or maybe an early night of sleep; we’ll see which comes first.

Let me unpack the last four days for you.

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Cambodia diary, Days 5-8

8:04 p.m. EST | 7:04 a.m. local time | 5-9-16

Yesterday, I experienced a new sensation for the first time: I was the minority. In a city as populated as Phnom Penh, there are mostly Cambodians. AKA there are very few white people. The first 2 days I didn’t really notice the stares, for with our luggage and our cameras our gaggle just looked like tourists. But yesterday in the tuk tuks, with just our sweaty faces and sunglasses, I was still getting stares. Children pointed at my face from behind car-door windows; motor bike passengers just stared – some smiling, others unsmiling – back into my curious gaze.

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