I've been able to catch up with a few friends from Los Angeles while in Phnom Penh:
Ryan, who spent two years working with youth here and is now back in California:
|At Chuck Norris Dim Sum (12/12/2012)|
|At The Terrace (28/12/2012)|
|At smoothie stall on St. 13 (29/12/2012)|
It was my first real streetfood meal, and probably the cheapest I've had since getting here. I have little reason to seek streetfood when I'm having wonderful home-cooked meals, and my family was pretty cautious about what we ate for fear of illness. The verdict for me? A negligible bit of IBS in the night, and a slight rash on my right arm the next morning, both of which might just be a coincidence.
David asked me whether I've explored and "just gotten lost" since I arrived in Phnom Penh, and I talked a bit about how I feel much less independent in Cambodia. I'm not used to being fearful, and articulating the fact that I am is helping me consider breaking out of my comfort zone a little more (though I'll still be appropriately cautious).