September 14, 2003 at 10:35 pm #47316
what was your reaction when you first visited cambodia? (this is for those who’ve been to cambodia for the first time in their lives…)September 15, 2003 at 2:32 pm #47335
my first sight of cambodia was from the bird’s eyeview. i said to myself there are a lot of undeveloped land–there aren’t that many houses i had expected but a lot of untouched natural land. when i finally landed, my reaction was different–the scenary was beautiful. The architecture had character and a royal feel.
[Message last modified 09-15-2003 02:33pm by ambientronica]September 16, 2003 at 6:35 am #47348
My first reaction upon entering the border at Poipet from Thailand was how crazy/kind of chaotic it was on this side of the border as compared to Thailand. It sparked my desire for adventure, and I never felt like I was really in control of anything that was happening (which was fine with me). Cambodia is a beautiful country with a rich culture. Recent history and poverty have held it back from the developing world…but it is still a wonderful place to be. The people and culture were so inviting to me, a non-khmer, and I loved every minute of my trip there. I’m going back in Feb/Mar of next year and that trip is going to be “UNFORGETTABLE”.September 16, 2003 at 10:19 am #47362
1998–first time back and the sight of Cambodia broke my heart. the pain was laced with a mixture of excitement, nervousness and aching/longing and love, a sense of coming home, of belonging and of being a total stranger.
I left Cambodia realizing that Cambodia may be my birth place but home was California.
[Message last modified 09-16-2003 10:20am by malaika]September 17, 2003 at 11:56 am #47377
It look Komsot! I could feel the cambodian charm though!! I love Cambodia!!September 17, 2003 at 1:20 pm #47393
I remember like yesterday..I was looking down from the airplane..The land was so dry..All this emotion can not describe it..Just plain sad inside..I was in tear the 1st time I visited..Love the country, land, and everything else.September 18, 2003 at 12:41 pm #47409
Wonderful feeling when everyone speaks the same language as me! Don’t have to order food by number! Wish it won’t be too far from the US hehehe!September 18, 2003 at 12:43 pm #47424
I was at the airport then I walk outside the everyone crowded around me. I gave 1 dollar to a kid that was a big mistake then like 50 more people came and started begging for money.September 19, 2003 at 4:00 am #47440
[i]Originally posted by KhmerCasanova[/i]
I was at the airport then I walk outside the everyone crowded around me. I gave 1 dollar to a kid that was a big mistake then like 50 more people came and started begging for money.
You mean…there are beggers in the Airport? This is new to me, I’ve never seen something like that at Pochentong.September 19, 2003 at 4:06 am #47454
Everytime during landing at Pochentong International Airport…I felt extremely happy and somehow always find myself singing this song “Sronoss dei khnmer dei sre chamcar” by lok Keo Sarath.