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Back to our regularly scheduled trip...

A day in the hospital is always a sobering experience, especially in a country which has many fewer resources than the US.




Celia X-ray was negative, so “just” the cuts, bumps and bruises will need to be tended.





I can’t say enough about our innkeeper. He brought us to hospital (20 minute drive) and stayed with us through the painful ordeal. He left Cambodia in 1970 and could not return in 1975 when his schooling ended. He spent 42 years in France before retiring to Kampot to run his bungalow. His cousin and wife had a similar experience and were visiting the bungalow at the same time. They both lost so much - friends, family, the country that they knew. It really was heartbreaking to hear their stories.


Cambodia definitely is an enigma - a country in transition, repairing infrastructure and society takes a long time.

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Sorry about the mishap. Heal well. This will be a story

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But of course, once wounds heal and pain is past, one is left with the rare lifelong privilege of being able to casually say, “Well, once when I was in a tuk-tuk accident in Cambodia....”

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Lori Turner
Lori Turner
Jan 02, 2019

So glad they are both okay, and hope they are feeling better very soon. Sounds like you have made amazing and compassionate friends there, very fortunate. Best wishes as you continue on your journey.

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Eric
Eric
Jan 02, 2019

Yes, totally agreed. The locals here are totally flummoxed ("YOU had a tuk-tuk accident?") that such a thing actually happens! Healing has begun, we're focusing on making sure there are no infections!

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Whew. Glad that misadventure didn't turn out worse. But getting injured in a (very) foreign country is always pretty scary. Hope everything heals soon and well. E buon anno nuovo da Sicilia....

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