Cambodia Threads Co-Founder is nostalgic about his time spent living in the Kingdom. Give it a read if you want to hear about his trip to Prek Bongkong in 2013...
"While looking through some travel pictures from a recent trip to Cambodia in the spring of 2013, I can't help but feel a sense of wanderlust and joy. There are few populations around the world that come close to the Khmer people's friendliness and hospitality. And on my trip back after over a year Stateside, I immediately felt that sense of admiration and happiness for being back in the Kingdom that I called home for years.
I noticed much development around Phnom Penh. This development seemed nationwide in a lot of ways. News roads had been constructed. Infrastructure was improving. And general poverty seemed less obvious than 2007, my first time living in Cambodia. Indeed much development had occurred in those 6 years, and still much more than 6 years prior.
Even Prek Bongkong was developing. For years the main connecting village road was a bumpy dusty dirt path that was washed out half of monsoon season and had been been neglected for years. Recently, it was paved and lined with telephone poles. Now locals could get Internet right to their homes.
The Heng family had purchased a laptop computer and had a wireless connection. I was with the Hengs one day and the youngest son was on the computer looking up information for his IT class he was attending at a high school in Phnom Penh. When I asked if he liked having Internet he responded. "Yes, very good, but sisters always want to use computer to look up music videos." I laughed, I suppose some issues are universal!" - JD, Cambodian Threads Co-Founder