S 21 and The Killing Fields September 11th 2011 Today is September 11th. A day well known in history for the Twin Towers attacks. It seems fitting that I write about another brutal, shameful and degrading humanitarian act which Cambodia is well known for. Something fresh and still very much alive amongst the Cambodians today, and one many still re-live. But sadly, one that is not forgotten amongst Khmers, just unspoken of.
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Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
In a nutshell; I am Jess. I was 27 years old, and left a wonderful teaching job in search of unemployment and volunteer opportunities across the other side of the world. Some say it's foolish, I was inclined to agree but these experiences altered me in ways I never imagined possible. I accomplished dreams, re-found lost passions, set up a charity in Sapa, taught in Cambodia, established a teaching course in Vietnam and published articles and photos for magazines and books.
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