Our last day of baseline has come and gone. Given how smoothly every day had gone, it was surprising that we had a few minor problems on our last day. The village we were going to had the same name as a village in another district, so we got lost. Then we had to track some mothers down in the rice fields, which set us back a few hours. Of all the days to run into problems, Day 16 was probably the best because we weren’t rushing to get anywhere in the afternoon.
Leaving the field was bittersweet for me. I truly enjoyed being immersed in a culture and lifestyle so completely different from my own. The stories I heard were incredible, and I can’t wait to see how FoF impacts the lives of the people we met. However, I’m happy to be back in Phnom Penh, where my food options are more diverse.
I’m taking this weekend off, but check back Monday for a new post and some videos.