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    Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital, has a diverse population filled with history, religion and culture. Although you may say this may be applicable to all nation-states, going to a developing nation and seeing how everything comes together makes me think of my #firstworldproblems.

    I arrived in Cambodia on the 31st of Dacember, 2011. Celebrating NYE, I was situated next to Wat Phnom. The banging of the gongs and explosion of fireworks was only a small image of what my trip would entail.

    While walking along the Silver Palace, on my way to Wat Phnom, watching everyone and observing the diverse population, what stood out was the vibrant orange that laced the pathway.

    Speaking to monks throughout my experience I realised how lucky I have been throughout my life so far - not feeling pity as per se, it's was more about reflecting upon the children they were teaching and looking after, being separated from their parents and siblings in order to find a floor to sleep on.

    The happiness and simplicity of this lifestyle demonstrates how connected to the world around them they can still be with basic technology

    Why drive a BMW when a tuk-tuk or motorbike is readily available?

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