Thank you, Cambodia!

It's really hard for me now to find words to express how much love, respect and gratitude I have for Cambodia, a beautiful country I've called home for the last two years of my life.

Here I've had countless amazing, unforgettable experiences; met incredible, inspiring people; and without a doubt became a more conscious person. Not to mention how much I have evolved here as a photographer.

I could go on and on and on here for ages, and I would still not be able to fully and deeply express everything I'm feeling now, so all I can say, from the very bottom of my heart, is: Thank you, Cambodia!

Thank you for everything you have taught me, for everything you have allowed me to see and experience.

Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. Thank you for your genuine, warm smiles. Thank you for making me feel so welcomed, so at home.

Thank you for your daily lessons on humbleness, compassion and generosity. Thank you for reminding me, on a daily basis, that we really don't need much to be happy.

Thank you for inspiring me with your strength and resilience. Thank you for challenging me, for pushing me out of my comfort zone.  

Thank you for making me a better photographer, a better person

I can only hope the photographs I've made here over the last two years are able to show at least a fraction of all that gratitude I have for this incredible country which welcomed me with such open arms. 

I would never be able to look at all the pictures I've made here and make a "my best, favorite ones" kind of list because all of them mean something to me, and only as whole they might be able to reveal the way I saw, and experienced, Cambodia

I will never forget my days here - actually, Cambodia is now an indissociable part of who I am

And I hope I will be back here one day in the future. If not to live, at least to visit, and see first hand, hopefully, all the progress I hope the country will achieve over the next years.

But a progress not just to a handful of businessmen and politician; but to all the Cambodian citizens. A progress that can be called socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable; one that respects the Cambodian culture and traditions, and bring a better quality of life to the entire society.

As I prepare to leave Cambodia in a few days, a new and exciting adventure will start in my life, one that has been on my dreams for about eight years now. I will naturally share more about that with you guys, but for now, I will just say that it is going to be an epic trip that will take me through the many wonders of Latin America

It is going to be a very challenging trip, in many different ways, and that is one of the reasons why I'm so excited about it. After all, it's only when we face real challenges that we can unleash all our potential, and discover, reinvent ourselves.

I thank each one of you for supporting me and for being part of my journey here in Asia, and I hope you will continue to follow me as I wander through Latin America, photographing and documenting all the stories I will come across to.   

More about that soon, stay tuned :)

My best,

Bernardo Salce