Angkor Ban

Dec 22, 2019 - The Jahan


This morning we visited Angkor Ban, one of the few villages spared from total destruction during the time of the Khmer Rouge. We walked through the village among elevated wooden houses, some older than the last century. After Buddhist monks performed a ceremony to bless the ship's journey, we visited a temple set in vibrant colors to learn more about the life of the monks. Then we took tuk-tuks to a local silk farm to see each step of the process required to construct the iconic Cambodian scarves.

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Eza King

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Eza grew up outside of Washington, D.C. with parents that encouraged her to explore the United States extensively before adventuring abroad. After completing degrees in environmental science and economics from the University of Virginia she moved into a grass hut on the edge of the Sahara desert in Senegal, West Africa to serve as an environmental education volunteer for the Peace Corps. This experience deeply influenced her perspectives on community, sustainability and hospitality, and fundamentally altered the way she approaches traveling in unfamiliar places.

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