World Music Day Festival on Pub St

One of my favorite nights in Siem Reap was when there was a world music day festival held on Pub Street. During this event, they had the children that live in poverty, go up on stage and sing with the musicians. What I loved most was seeing how happy the children were just singing and dancing. Although they don’t have much in their life, they appreciated the little things like dancing on the streets.


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Kulen Mountain

On the Kulen Mountains we ate a family style dinner and also saw a beautiful waterfall. We went in for a swim and took beautiful pictures under the waterfall. The only downside was that there were fishes in there and they were nibbling on our feet most of the time.FullSizeRender-5

Bayon Temple

While visiting the Bayon temple, we all got to ride an elephant and take pictures for just 4 dollars. I thought it was a great experience and also a fun one. They also offered rides on the elephant up the mountains but we didn’t have time for it. We had a very busy schedule while in Siem Reap.


Visting Angkor Wat

Saturday morning, we woke up at 4:45 to visit Angkor Wat. We woke up early so that we could see the sunrise. It was one of the most beautiful sunrises that I’ve ever seen! After watching the sunrise, we explored the rest of the temple and learned stories about how it was created and why there had been many pieces missing.



We took a trip to visit S-21. S-21 was a place where they held prisoners and tortured them during the Khmer Regime. Going to visit made me feel very fortunate for my life and helped me learn about what my parents and grandparents had went through in their early life. The picture below is one of the many photo’s displayed at S-21 which shows two women escaping.



June 4th was the first day we went to visit AUPP (American University of Phnom Penh). We met many facility members including the President of AUPP Dr. Sharon Siverts and Vice President of AUPP Dr. William Heidcamp.