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Overwhelmed; it’s incredible in Phnom Penh

March 5, 2009

Sues’day! (hello!)

Today was incredible.

Went to the hospital where I’ll be working – it’s kind of far out of town, but very well equipped. I’m excited and nervous! Dr. Sarom is a kind and welcoming fellow, so I’m eager to be in the OR with him.

Met Samaly Mam, ex child-prostitute, rescuer of thousands of children from brothels. Had lunch at her house, as she was celebrating a big donation from a group of Aus/US/Cdns who did a big fund-raising bike adventure.

Saw the Killing Fields and Tuol Seong (Section-21) Prison

Stumbled across Cambodian improv dance by the river and a beautifully lit Royal Palace; no white people in sight, but it was a pure gem to see.

Got some grub at FCC – Foreign Correspondent’s Club. It was okay, but I prefer my Khmer food rather than foreign grub. When in Rome, right?

Many pictures to upload, but haven’t found a card reader in a ‘net cafe yet.

And I’m running low on internet time!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2009 12:42 pm

    Sounds like you’re having a once-in-a-lifetime experience Dr.Ottematic – I’m looking forward to hearing all about it – and seeing some pics, of course!!
    Thanks so much for putting a link to my blog here on your page!!
    Make sure you have enough internet time set aside for Monday 🙂
    Best of luck!

  2. March 5, 2009 10:17 pm

    thanks for the update! i’m looking forward to pictures < 3 we’re both so far away from home!!

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