I was supposed to make this blog post in 2012, but I waited till 2015 to do this. Apologies to those who waited. A lot of my friends asked me how I got a chance to ride the chopper and go to the ship, and so this blogpost is only meant to shed light on the reason how I was selected and on the collaborative humanitarian work by eight nations to provide assistance to countries which need help.
The US Embassy wrote to me one morning that they would like to invite some bloggers, and therefore I sent them the list of Cambodian bloggers I knew, except Princess Soma Norodom who was honorably invited by them. USNS Mercy is a hospital ship with 894 feet, and a crew size of + 1,200, (70 civil service mariners, and 1,200 Navy medical personnel).
Invited bloggers for the visit to USNS Mercy:
Norodom Soma: https://somanorodom.wordpress.com
Bun Tharum: http://tharum.com/blog
Bon Sovathary: http://duckorino.blogspot.com/
Chap Chetra: http://khmerscholar.com
Phin Santel: http://khmerbird.com
Dara Saoyuth: http://saoyuth.wordpress.com