I accept your (drunken loud Saturday night) challenge, Oli!
A friend of mine (yes, Oli) told me that he enjoyed my blog.
I was honoured. He then also told me that I focused too much on the negatives. I rant. He may just be right….
My aim is to ventilate with a bit of comedy and sarcasm, whinge and whine about daily life in a foreign country that I choose to live in, let out steam. It works for me and if I can make somebody laugh in the process of it, all is well.
It is actually an interesting question: what DO I like about Cambodia and living here?
It shouldn’t be a question too hard to answer considering that after 4 years I continue to live here, relatively sane – although some of you may object to this statement.
When I look through my photos they all pretty much summarize what I like about Cambodia but since I was challenged to a written word account, I will tell you that:
· I like to live in a single layer of clothes pretty much all year round.
· I like my multicultural mixture of friends, collection of cool people from all corners of the globe, majority of them are called Anna. A good bunch really.
· I like the fact that I live on the doorstep of Angkor, once in a lifetime trip for many. I pinch myself sometimes.
· I like ice coffee with milk from the market.
· I like wide open spaces, green rice fields, blue skies, cows and water buffalos.
· I like that Cambodians like my nose.
· I like bike rides through the countryside, smiling locals and friendly hellos.
· I like cheap beer and the fact that going out to eat doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
· I like documenting everything in pixels.
· I like the fact that I managed to get enough “I like” without having to think too hard.
It must be a good sign.
With a new week approaching it’s a relief to know that it’s a good Cambo life after all. Thanks, OliJ
anna bella betts
Never still, always on the move, looking for the perfect capture... Cambodia is currently my home, presenting endless opportunities....
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