We’ve arrived and it strangely feels like home...
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
After a 13 hour flight, followed by a 3 hour stop in Singapore airport and then a 2 hour flight to Siem reap, we are finally here.
When the plane was due to land I edged closer to the window, looking at the familiar and beautiful scenery beneath us. It was Siem Reap. The warm, humid air hit us both as we left the airplane and entered the airport, which had completely had a makeover since I was last here. When we got through customs, I heard a familiar voice. Expecting to be collected by our guesthouse tuk tuk, I was shocked to see that the wonderful Tammy (the founder of the school ABC’s and RICE). She had surprised us by meeting us at the airport and my gosh was it amazing to see her. We grabbed a tuk tuk to the guesthouse to have some well needed food and a catch up. In the tuk tuk I could smell all the familiar smells; fresh air, humility, food and sometimes sewage and could see all familiar things; bikes, children in their government uniform, other tuk tuks, food stalls, markets, Khmer writing and dirt tracks and for some reason it felt like home. The memories I had made here years ago came rushing back. It was somewhere I had become to know well and somewhere that really hasn’t left my heart. I’m now ready to share it all with Tom and discover more about this ever changing place whilst making lots more memories...after he has his power nap.