We miss some comforts we took for granted in Canada such as having a dishwasher and clothes dryer (and Mackenzie misses her play kitchen). As we explored Phnom Penh and shopped for household needs this month, we were constantly debating what’s a “good deal” but it’s difficult without a price reference point. We are learning that western products will always cost more and there are things we can live without.
We are thankful that we have not felt lonely yet living here because we have the Nguyen Party of Five and Lobbezoos living in the same apartment building. We celebrated Kevin’s birthday this month and our 12 year wedding anniversary with free babysitting available from these friends. Our team members have made this transition much easier than anticipated as they drove us to markets and helped us bargain in Khmer.
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