5 Things That Moving Overseas Taught Me

I knew I would love living in Asia. My job as Business Director of an Innovation Lab in Cambodia was a dream come true, and I had lived the majority of my childhood in Asia so developing countries were nothing new to me. I’ve had a long-running love affair with Philippines, so I wasn’t expecting any real culture shock — more a re-awakening of a…

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Running in Cambodia

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I went for a run here in Phnom Penh last week, at about 9pm on a weeknight. I only did 10km, and even then I didn’t run the whole distance — I frequently dropped back to a walk. Only a third of the way along my intended route, my shirt was already saturated with sweat. My lungs were heavy. Breathing was hard. And my legs…

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Yes Boss, I’m Following Agreed Safety Protocols!

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Safety concerns? What safety concerns?? As anyone who has visited a developing country in Asia knows, the safety standards for virtually any activity (from constructing a high-rise apartment building, to just crossing the street) are radically different to those in developed countries. But for those who have only ever lived their life in a country like Cambodia, they’re blissfully unaware of another standard.…

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