Temporarily, Australia has been gifted one of Cambodia's unsung gems, in the arrival of Kim, the eldest child of the family who own and run my favourite guesthouse in Siem Reap, the Shadow of Angkor. She left her family for the first time, and what an emotional departure that was, at the end of January to begin 4 years of study at a university near Sydney in Australia. And what a great party her parents put on to mark her departure too. In her heart I know she'd like to be a journalist, but commerce is her chosen main subject and she's well aware of how fortunate she is to be able to study abroad and to have the full backing of her family behind her. Kim, with her gorgeous personality and mischievous sense of humour, was the life and soul of the guesthouse and I know she'll be greatly missed by her family, friends and regular guests. She is so determined to grab this opportunity with both hands, and I'm convinced she'll be a success at whatever she aims for. More on the Shadow of Angkor GH here.