"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are" (Anaïs Nin)

In an effort to see everything in life more positively, I have been looking at my pictures of Cambodia, and while I still struggle to write anything nice about the country, it must be said that they do have a spectacular countryside - Cambodia is easily the most fertile country I have ever seen. It was even noticeable as soon as we crossed the border from Vietnam along the Mekong - suddenly, the fruits were bigger, the green more lush, the sky bluer. On the other hand, the chicken had less feathers and were much smaller and skinnier, the houses seemed poorer and the people more afraid of foreigners than in Vietnam.

Yet, there were moments when we stopped and gasped. It wasn't all bad - I didn't take many pictures, but the ones I did show a beautiful country. Somehow, I had a tendency to paint places black when the pictures reveal a whole different story. Have you ever looked at travel pictures and realised that maybe things aren't what you thought they were?

countryside temple from our horseriding trip

the only picture I actually took ON the horse!

French colonial post office in Phnom Penh - after this picture, shit happened

not sure which temple, but aaah the flowers!

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