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Cambodia. Doctorate in Patience

Khmerska dziewczynka wychyla się zza drzwi i zerka z ukrycia, w tle jest pomarańczowa ściana

The author of Doctorate in Patience lives in Southeast Asia. Cambodia, its people, and culture, through the contrast to the culture of Europe, inspired (vi-de forced) the author to reflect on various things, some of which he decided to share.

The author reserves the right to change the texts and edit the content he shares. Opinions expressed here are based on personal experience. It is legitimate to both agree and disagree with them if it stimulates constructive polemics. The described events, author's observations, and approach to them may be subject to the reader's reflection; sharing a constructive thought is most welcome.

Comments that do not belong to the subject of the Blog, violate someone's dignity, are uncultivated, indecent, or clearly misleading will be removed.

All photos, except those specifically described, were taken by this blog's author.

The author's journey ran through Cambodian city streets, jungle paths, swamps concealing ancient temples, passages of Phnompenian slums, and the embassy district streets, one of which stretches into an alley full of suspicious individuals and noisy discos.

The journey reached the deepest depths of the Khmer's fantastic inner world. It seemed interesting to write a history of events and author's change, for which Cambodia became more of a theater, a stage, a catalyst, and a silent witness rather than a heroine. In other words, it is a journey through the Khmer customs, thoughts, hearts, and world instead of cardboard-made tourist attractions covering the picture of real Cambodia.

This blog is a journey on which I invite Readers sensitive to travel, places, and areas beyond the perceptible and tangible reality that are as real as physical places and events. I had been putting off starting the blog for several years, the thought of which sprouted after one of the events described on the blog, just two months after moving to Cambodia.

Patience is a resource one can draw from. It can be exercised and stored for times requiring its reserves. The wild country of the Khmer is an excellent environment for learning patience in a not-so-scholarly but ironic way; it is a university of patience, a laboratory, a testing ground, and a fully armed war of one with oneself.

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