Cambodia, what a time it was! This time last week I was still on the other side of the world saying goodbye to everyone and now it feels like it was ages ago. I made so many new friends, strengthened bonds with others, wandered a bit out of my comfort zone and survived. I saw God doing the things he does best – changing people.
One of the joys of travel is getting to come home again, back to a life that seems familiar but altered and fresh in some weird way. I love being home again.
It’s taking me forever to get all my photos of Cambodia in one place and organized. I put an album up on facebook but didn’t have the heart to tell people that it was only half of the pictures that I had taken. The rest have yet to be posted. One thing I did take time to put up was a new profile picture of me in my tuktuk riding garb. I was told more than once that I looked like Audrey Hepburn (when all of her facial features and hair were covered up… right, striking resemblance.) We all rode around with masks because of the dust and because of the Stinky River, aka open sewer running along our street. It’s a good look and I’m thinking of trying it here at home.
Back in my usual Florida life I’ve been cleaning house, washing clothes, grocery shopping, going to work AND buying a different car. Different as opposed to new. I am now a proud Mazda owner, zoom, zoom. It was quite an ordeal and I’m going to write about it in a different post but for now I just want to say hi to the guy who drew up the final papers, the one and only Jim Carey. Not really, but he did look and act just like him and can you imagine what it would be like – in a movie, buying a car from Jim Carey? I just sat looking at him and not getting over the resemblance, which probably creeped him out a little but he deserved it. He’s a car salesman. He did say he wanted to check out my blog and we’ll see if he did the next time I’m in for an oil change.
Have you ever toured a rubber plant? Well, I have (in Cambodia) and there are pictures to prove it. Check back in a couple days and you will know all about it. I’m just sayin’ it was pretty interesting in a third world kind of way…