Cambodia is one of the countries where I left my heart behind and spent quite a lot of time. My first encounter with this fascinating country happened in 1992. I was working as a United Nations Volunteer, involved in the preparations for the first democratic elections in Cambodia's history. I was based in the south - in the Province of Kampot - responsible for one of the country's southernmost districts - first Kampong Trach and then Benteay Meas. I was living in the countryside for almost a year - which gave me a great opportunity to get close to the people and take some remarkable pictures. However I also managed to see some other parts of the country - including its major tourist attractions - despite danger and inaccessibility at that time.
I came back to Cambodia in 2000, spent some time with my friends Marek and Key in Phnom Penh, briefly travelled to my districts (thanks to Marek) but the major photographic fruit of this journey were some splendid photos of Angkor Wat and adjacent ancient Cambodian temples. Some of these pictures can be found in the following pages.