I’m over at momfilter today, a lifestyle blog for families, created by Pilar Guzmán and Yolanda Edwards, the founding editors of the now-defunct but still-beloved Cookie Magazine. “Postcard from Phnom Penh” is the first of several short reflections on travel and family.
My husband and I relocated from New York City to Singapore nearly three years ago. We quickly took advantage of the city state’s proximity to destinations we’d only dreamed of visiting. When our daughter, A, was born in 2012, we continued to explore the region, albeit at a different pace.
A is now eighteen-months-old and we’ve found it fairly easy to travel in South East Asia with a young toddler. Fares from Singapore to nearby cities are plentiful and affordable, due to the proliferation of low-cost, no-frills regional carriers. Flights are short and in less than two hours, we can be in Malaysia or Thailand or Vietnam, making weekend trips to Kuala Lumpur or Ho Chi Minh City a possibility.
We spent this past weekend in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s storied capital city.
Over the past few months, after coming to the not-so-profound realization that my time with her is slipping away, I’ve taken to taken to slowing down and following her lead. And even more so when we travel.
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