Tag: Phnom Penh

  • Watching Change Happen

    Originally posted on Jetlag Talks:
    One of my first days back in Cambodia after Thailand, I woke up to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat, arguably the world’s largest religious monument, and, understandably, a huge source of pride for Cambodians. Angkor Wat was a whole “city” of temples, built around 1100 A.D. While eating breakfast next to…

  • The Heaven Room in Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace

    Can Heaven be in a room? I haven’t found the answer in my spiritual books, but based on my experience at Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace, I say yes. After traveling to Europe three times, I’ve seen my share of ornate palaces. But no palace I saw in Europe feels like the Royal Palace in Phnom […]

  • My Taste of Pchum Ben

    The girls said it would be an important day. I picked out a long skirt and the most feminine shirt I had – a light pink t-shirt – and threw on a scarf for extra humility. We were heading to the pagoda, or wat, for a service in honor of Pchum Ben, the second most important […]