Surviving the Khmer Rouge: A soldier’s story

On April 17th, 1975, the Khmer Rouge took hold of Cambodia. They wanted to transform Cambodia into a rural, classless society. They were starting at ‘year zero’. Money, free markets, normal schooling, private property, foreign clothing styles, religious practices, and traditional Khmer

Leaving Cambodia After Five Years

Today, after five years, three months and five days of living in Cambodia, I am leaving. During my time in Siem Reap, I have faced an incredible amount of challenges, and have almost given up numerous times. However, I didn’t.