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Cambodia: Scenes From Siem Reap

March 3rd, 2008

With 5 year-old Riki, the world’s cutest adopted kid. When Jon worked at AHC they would have about one orphan per month left at the hospital; staff would take them home, friends of staff, or even patients.

“I looked down at her, a tube in her nose, a tube in her mouth,” Jon said of the tiny, premature baby he saw. “I said ‘I’ve been waiting 50 years for you.’ The nurse across the incubator from me said ‘Yeah Jon, this one’s for you.'”

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“Dr. Hal” waiting for his hair cut and shave.

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Holding still for the straight razor.

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Jon’s commute to work is through the grounds of Angkor Thom. Amazing.

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On “The Farm,” Jon and Mieko’s 14 year creation. A Swiss Family Robinson series of connected ‘buildings’ with a kitchen and pantry on the ground floor, it is solar powered with a satellite internet connection.

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Getting dinner going on the grill.

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The outdoor towel rack in the orchard.

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One of two outdoor showers with hand-drawn water from the well. Quite nice in the warm evening light.

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Final dinner prep.

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Dinner by candlelight. It gets dark at about 6.30. Since they don’t use much electricity that means early to bed…and early to rise. It’s a farm…so we’re talking with the pre-dawn light.

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