Back in Phnom Penh, one of my favorite cities. Perhaps my favorite Asian city. It's very exotic, foreign, comfotable and friendly all at the same time. It's kind of nice to be a rich man. Just by coming over to Asia, I moved from lower-middle class to upper class. I can eat wherever I want, do whatever I want, the world is my oyster. I am treated better. It's nice to feel and actually be rich.
On the bus ride from Kompong Cham to Kratie, a son and his mother were smiling at me, so I tried to spark a conversation. The son tried to teach me Khmer (Cambodian) for the remainder of the 6 hour bus ride. They also gave me an orange and lots of good energy. I am always meeting the right people at the right time. I can see it even clearer over here. Any time my mind narrows and starts to judge, the opposite happens, and shows me not to close my mind. It's incredible. What a life I am living. : )
I went to 2 orphanages last week. It was so heart warming to see the children. One of the orphanages was for kids with AIDS. They were still so upbeat and happy that we were present. Children have a spark of happiness that you can't deny.
I was invited up to play drumset with a local band here the other night. It was at a place called Memphis Pub, and it felt good to jam next to local musicians. Another awesome way to connect.
In Cambodia, I have seen some of the most insane sights of my life! A man carrying a tree on a motorbike, an elephant walking down the street, 6 people stuffed together on a motorbike and spiders and crickets being eating by the dozen. I tried a spider by the way. The motto of Cambodia should be "Make it work." No problem is too big to make it work.
I've been traveling over 4 months now. What have I learned?
I've learned that I only have to make myself happy. That's it. I don't have to impress anyone or prove anything. I am happy, the happiest I have ever been. Life becomes easier, even in a place where I am completely different. I am changing the world by being myself. I am on my path, walking along on my journey, in the perfect place at the perfect time.