Boueng Kak: Phnom Penh’s Epicenter for Street Art, Culture and Activism

Boueng Kak is the place to go if you want to experience street art, culture and activism. Located in the north of Phnom Penh, near Toul Kork, this area was once a thriving lake estuary, which tourists flocked to. Today, it is still thriving but there is no lake and because of that there aren’t…

Under Cambodia’s Spell

When I first moved to Cambodia all of the expats that I met talked fondly of Phnom Penh and Cambodia–so fondly in fact, that I was mistrusting. I remember thinking things like, “Wow, when was the last time you were in a developed country?” or “Really, I think you’re completely nuts, but sure I’ll go…

Teaching in a Country Damaged by Genocide: My Life in Cambodia

Cambodia, like anything beautifully complex, is only understood from personal experience. Life in Phnom Penh, or the Pearl of Asia, which is the capital of Cambodia, or The Kingdom of Wonder, is surreal and even at six months in, I still find myself exhausted from cultural immersion. Before going into the dos and don’ts of…