Having visited Cambodia ten years prior to this trip, I have definitely noticed many changes. Observing the increases in prices, improved architecture, and booming businesses has really opened my eyes to the fact that this country is somewhat improving and trying to adopt more westernized styles of living. Unfortunately, poverty levels, homelessness, and underemployment are still fairly prevalent. It’s somewhat difficult to avoid the expensive and luxurious houses weaved in between houses that aren’t in the greatest of shape. Just when we think the country is improving, we see some negativity. Just like many other parts of the world, the rich seem to get richer and the poor, poorer. Despite these negatives, Cambodia is still definitely a place to visit. Sometimes you have to open yourself up to the awareness and suffering of others in order to be truly grateful for the things you already have.