Author Archives: Mark Cave

Goodbye Pousat: Will love and miss all my new friends forever

I made many wonderful lifetime friends in Pousat. And I am greatful for it. A one night say got extended into a full week, and I was much a better man for it. Thank you to all I met, spoke … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Day (Year of the Dragon)

Today was a fun long day of food and drink, and more food and drink, and meeting friends and relatives, and more food and drink. I know that tomorrow will be a “rest day” to catch from so much hospitality … Continue reading

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A sunset in Pousat

One of the favorite activities of persons living in Pousat: enjoying its wonderful sunsets. I usually cycle around town enjoying the sunsets from different views and taking photos. One of the city parks is designed to look like a ship. … Continue reading

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A new generation

For the past two days, Mr. Soksan has shared stories of his life with me. He is 72 years old and lives in Pousat. His wife passed away recently and now he lives with his son-in-law and his younger sister. … Continue reading

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Yearbook photos: ‘Sustainable Cambodia’ school in Pousat, Cambodia

Today, I visited on of Sustainable Cambodia’s schools in Pousat. Funded by outside donors and grants as well help from Rotary International, ‘Sustainable Cambodia’ helps to bring education to children in a rural province of northwest Cambodia. Volunteers help with … Continue reading

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Discovering Cambodia: Pousat — Cycling the rural roads

I am writing this as I sit on the side of a rural road west of Pousat town. Music from a Buddhist wedding is playing in the distance but can be heard easily here. No mp3 player is required for … Continue reading

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Islam in Cambodia

Although Cambodia is mostly a Buddhist country, about ten percent of the population is Muslim. Cambodia has several Muslim communities across the country.

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A sunset in Kampong Chnang: Tonle Sap Lake

A beautiful night to reflect on life. Simplicity.

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A delicious lunch

A Khmer friend showed me one of the local favorites at his aunt’s restaurant. Delicious!

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Schools in Cambodia

Under the Khmer Rouge, all schools were closed or destroyed. Any remaining buildings were turned into pigs styes. Mass graves surrounded schools across the country. It was a sad time. Today, Cambodia is rebuilding. And part of that rebuilding is … Continue reading

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