In my short stay I quickly realised how great the Residency program is going to be for stimulating the village’s local economy and people. On the other hand, artists and their families, will get a truly unique experience being immersed in the local culture and food of the area—what a place to do art! Like any other rural/regional areas, Sam Rit gets the raw end of the end deal both economically and politically compared to larger centers. Nonetheless, I guarantee you’ll find some of the friendliest, hardworking people in places like this.
In my time there I was also able to visit some unique attractions around the area. These included a tree that covers an area the size of four tennis courts, stunning Khmer ruins and some even older archaeological digs—I wont spoil it for you! Don’t forget the local markets and massage.
When I’m not back packing, I run a cafe, together with my friends, in Toowoomba, QLD. Drop in and say hello if you’re ever in the area: facebook.com/grounduptoowoomba.
Thanks Elysha and co, can’t wait to visit again!