Coronavirus: Kiwi’s life ‘up-ended’ after escaping lockdown in Cambodian fishing village

Ben Herbert can’t believe how someone’s whole life can be up-ended in the blink of an eye.

The 25-year-old Kiwi from Golden Bay made it home “by the skin of his teeth” after leaving his life and business behind in Cambodia in a whirlwind journey to escape the country going into lockdown.

But the young chef hasn’t given up hopes of returning to the the island of Koh Rong Samleom and reviving his wholesale bakery business in the tiny fishing village of Mpai Bay, where he lived among an eclectic community of expats and Khmer locals.

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