Departures (2008–…): Season 1, Episode 12 - Cambodia - full transcript

Scott and Justin hang out with their friend, Sarorn, and his family, as they explore Cambodia.

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(tape rolling)

(ambient music)

- [Scott] We've flown just
one and a half hours east

from Thailand to neighboring Cambodia.

These neighbors have little in common,

but we're eager to see what
makes Cambodia so unique.

If Thailand is culture shock,

Cambodia is the culture electrocution.

Cambodia is still slowly recovering

from years of civil war and poverty,

and both are still very evident today.

Justin and I are dropping everything

and just gonna travel
the world for a year.

- [Justin] I gave up quite
a bit of stuff to do this.

I just always thought there's
definitely something missing,

like traveling.

- [Scott] That travel bug
gets in you and it's got you.

One whole year goes by in a blink.

(ambient music)

You know, all it takes is a
border to separate a country,

and on each side of that
border is a different beast.

You look at the map of the world

and you see these countries
that neighbor each other,

and you figure, oh,
they're on the same region,

they're gonna be kinda similar.

Just because they're in the
same region of the earth,

it doesn't mean that
they're the same country.

(Justin cheering)
(car engine revving)

Typically, Cambodia drives on
the right side of the road.

We've now taken over one
of the oncoming lanes

with a whole bunch of other traffic.

We're clearly across the solid line.

And it's just more of a situation,
you do what you gotta do.

- There are zero rules to
the road here in Cambodia.

- I'm beginning to think
there are zero rules, period.

(siren blaring)

Check out this gun range,

apparently on the outskirts of town.

This gun range allows you to
fire a plethora of weapons.

This is your menu broken down into rifles-

(gunfire popping)
handguns and machine guns.

- So, what kinda gun is this?

- Tommy gun.
- Tommy gun?

- Yeah.
- Tommy gun!

(gunfire popping)

(Justin chuckling)

(gunfire popping)

Did it? (laughing)

Bang for your buck, it goes quick.

(gunfire popping)

- AK 47.

- Do I have to lean forward?
- Yes.

- Lot of kick?

(gunfire popping)

I'm just shaking like a
leaf from the adrenaline.

(gunfire popping)

Kinda mixed emotions, you know.

We just got off the plane,

we know that this place is a bit lawless,

a place where you can come out

and fire just about any weapon in the book

as long as there's a price tag attached

then they don't mind, you
know, organizing it for you.

- Shooting out this M30
here, and this is the bullet.

(gun cocking)

(Justin cheering)

(gunfire popping)

Jesus! (laughing)
(gunfire popping)

I think I hit him.
(gunfire popping)

(laughing) That is serious rush man.

- I don't know what to
think, this is pretty big,

and watching Justin
fire it off was insane.

(gunfire popping)

- [Justin] You got him, you
got him that time.(laughing)

- Being behind it, the back
blast, of just the air,

it's just pop, pop, pop.

It's like being in front
of a huge subwoofer.

You can just imagine the damage that does.

- One of the options on the
menu is to throw a grenade.

I've always been kinda scared to do that.

Once it's thrown, what do I do?

- Hold like that.

- Once I throw it, do I duck?
- It's okay, it's okay.

- Alright, we're all gonna get wet?

Fire in the hole.

(water burbling)
It's on.

(grenade booming)

(laughing) Oh my God.

- I'm glad I did it.

I mean, that was a huge thrill, you know.

The hands were shaking
and the blood was pumping.

The range safety here seems really lax.

As soon as you're done with the weapon,

some kid runs out to change your target.

I think maybe this is
just an indicator then

of, you know-
(gunfire popping)

how maybe lawless this
country is, you know.

(gunfire popping)
It's kind of

the wild, wild west of Asia sort of thing.

- Wild wild east.
- Wild wild east.

We're on our way to meet up
with a good friend of mine,

Sarorn who I went to college with.

And he is Cambodian, he's
here in Cambodia at this time.

So, he told us to meet up
with him at the new market.

(car engine revving)

- I have no idea where he's at.

I've never met the guy,

so I don't know what he
looks like or anything.

(crowd chattering)

- We're in the central market,

I mean, that's as good of
directions as I've got.

- I think we're gonna get lost in here.

I think we just go through
here and get out of this.

- [Scott] In the end, I
guess it was a lot easier

for Sarorn to find us than
for us to find Sarorn.

- Hold on a second, hey, hey, hey!

- Two Westerners kinda
stick out like a sore thumb

in this area.

Seeing Cambodia at his hands

is really going to be something special

because he was born here.

His family went through all
of the trials and tribulations

of what's really a very recent war.

- Here we go.

(ambient music)

- Guys right now we're standing
at the Tuol Sleng prison.

Basically, it was a school

where the kids were educated before

and the Khmer Rouge actually turned it to

a place where they
tortured and killed people

that they thought were
against their regime.

(gentle morose music)

Over 17,000 people were
murdered and tortured here.

- This first building here, building A,

has a number of different rooms

that were turned into interrogation rooms

and ultimately torture rooms as well.

There's the iron-frame
beds that have been left

and in some instances, also
some of the tools of torture.

Some of them even have
photographs of victims

from I guess when the Vietnamese came in.

It hits very hard right off the bat

and allows you to really feel something

as opposed to just going to
your run-of-the-mill museum

and seeing artifacts under glass.

This is the actual place

and, I mean, this is as much
a cemetery as it is a museum.

- The people that we're traveling with

have all been involved with it.

Everybody had an aunt,
an uncle, father, mother,

brother, sister that were
either killed or tortured

or were involved in the slave camps.

- I think this place is really important

for any visitor to Cambodia to
make an effort to come here.

Already, I could leave here
today with the utmost respect

and understanding of what
they've gone through.

Despite all of that, life goes on

and that really takes a certain type

of people to get through it
and the Khmer people have.

- [Sarorn] This is not
what Cambodia is all about.

And I hope when you are
out there, you know,

meeting the people of Cambodia,
you would understand more

as to why they are the way they are today.

(upbeat music)

- It's far more raw and rustic here.

It just seems further back in time,

even in the big city,
like even in Phnom Penh,

it's not the kind of city
that Bangkok is, you know.

- The further we get
away from the airport,

the further we're going back in time.

- This entourage of Sarorn is
gonna become really necessary

to traveling in numbers
and traveling with people

who can speak a language

and help you get out of predicaments

is gonna be a central force.

- Now we've got a whole van of people

to make sure that we can get
across and back Cambodia.

- The great Cambodian road
trip begins right now.

- This is the crew that we have with us

for the Cambodia road trip.

We have Tout, he's a friend of my uncles.

He's one of the drivers

that is gonna be doing most of the driving

for the whole trip.

Dara, who is our driver and DJ,

uncle Sok, this is my
buddy, my buddy, my uncle.

The name Sok stands for the day Friday,

'cause he was born on Friday,
so they named him Sok.

My cousin Vhana, he's our a
technical guy, he's a mechanic.

So, in case we have
anything wrong with the car

or anything like that.

This is my uncle Moun, our animal expert.

- And we're just a couple of Westerners

who've climbed into the
same van. (laughing)

(upbeat guitar music)

- There's no such thing as personal space

when it comes to this road trip,

'cause we are all packed
in here like sardines.

Most people don't speak
the same language as me,

but we all have the same objective

and that's to see as much
as we can of Cambodia.

And these guys had never
really seen this place before

and they live here.

So, it's a first for us
and it's a first for them

and it's something that's amazing

and I'm glad that we
decided to do it this way.

May be the only way to really see

the true heart of Cambodia.

- Right here marks the
end of the paved road.

As you can see behind us,

it turns all to a dusty red sand road.

(car engine revving)

We've traveled over the only pavement.

- So I think we're just
going to keep going

for a couple more hours.

As soon as it gets dark, we'll just stop,

find a place to stay for
the night and call it a day

and get up early again the
next morning to continue.

'Cause you don't want to
drive on these roads at night.

There's bandits and stuff that's known

to come out of the woods
and jump the people

that are traveling down
these roads at night.

- What can you expect from the bandits?

Like what, will they just
rob you, that's about it?

or will they do more of that.

- When it's nighttime, they
can easily pull you aside

to any of these wooded areas

where nobody would see what could happen,

and take all your money and kill you.

There was a guy back there saying that,

oh, one of our cameras
alone can buy him a new car.

- It's a very easy thing for us to do,

to just quit for the night,

and God knows we're gonna
have plenty of driving anyway,

so I don't mind stopping
and having something to eat,

have something to drink-

- Definitely, definitely.
- and calling it a day.

- Alright, let's keep moving on.

(upbeat music)

There's a really weird,
eerie feeling sometimes

when you're out on these back roads

and you feel a million miles from nowhere,

all that has to happen is,

for a tire to go or
for the engine to fail,

and you're stranded in the
middle of bandit country.

- Lumber gets smuggled in the border

to our neighboring countries daily,

and all the people that come
and smuggle those things here

aren't the best people.

- Yeah, I'm a bit nervous,

like this is kinda not what I expected.

Everybody in this trip

has never been down this
road except for one person,

and that one person is
saying it's pretty dangerous.

(gentle serene music)

- We just noticed that
we're starting to hug

along the the mighty Mekong river here.

So we've had a bit of a look at it.

- Checking it out and
waiting for the sun to set

so we can get out of here. (chuckles)

- And just enjoying the company

of a couple of young monks here as well.

- We should be getting to where's safe.

- It's quite the setting,
it's really quite the setting.

- I don't know anything
about this territory

and some bad things that's
happened here in recent years,

so, a little bit nervous.

You don't wanna be here at
night and stuff, so it's scary.

- This is all new territory for you,

but have your parents
ever seen any of this?

- My dad and his brother
have, 'cause during the war,

this is where they came to seek refuge.

My uncle was actually a slave

at one of the camps in
this area during the war.

He was afraid to keep going

'cause he thought he'd get caught

and that's how he remained in Cambodia.

(gentle serene music)

(upbeat music)

- The sun's just about down,

we can't push our luck any further.

Sarorn's uncle reiterated to us

again while we were down here,

please let's not be here after dark,

so we're not taking any chances,
we're getting out of here.

We've arrived from the town of Kratie,

got a nice place right
on the Mekong river here.

We've found a hotel, the sun
is gone and it's almost dark,

so we made it just in
the nick of time I think.

Ain't too bad of a safe house.

- 15 bucks, or 12 bucks?

- No, I think this room is
15, so we're really splurging.

I'm actually really surprised

after all of that country we went through

and all the roads we went
through, this is an oasis.

We say, we spend a little bit more on beer

and dinner tonight then.

Got a nice early start again this morning,

and we're hoping to be able
to make it to Ratanakiri

probably by mid to late afternoon today

if everything goes well.

(upbeat guitar music)

Got the side of the road
that we're driving along,

we're starting to see some evidence

of the clear cutting of
this illegal lumber industry

that's going on up in this area.

It's just safer to be
traveling during the daytime,

but you can still see
all the evidence of it.

- This was probably cut
just a couple of weeks ago,

and what they do is they just burn it

so that it's easier for
them to clear it afterwards

and sell the land as
farm land to the farmers.

- They've already taken the trees,

but all the grass that's
left is then burnt up

and all that's left is,
is just charred land.

It's a complete habitat
destruction that way,

and it affects everything
from insects to birds

to, I mean even these water Buffalo

that are coming through here,

have come right to the road's edge

in order to get the only
patch of grass that's left.

And these people are
desperate to make money.

You know, they have to feed their family,

and so this is the obvious thing.

They have the trees in their own backyard,

they're worth a lot of money,
you cut them down to make it.

(upbeat guitar music)

- It's time to expose these boys

to a little bit of North American culture.

Bought a little magazine
here called "Thongs".

Dude, check this out.

(Tout laughing)

Keep going.
- Yeah! (laughing)

- They only had the advertisers,

wait till they get to the features.

(Tout laughing)

- Thumbs up?
- Thumbs up.

- It's a guys' trip.

(upbeat guitar music)

(car engines revving)

Ban Lung kinda represents the gateway

to where we wanna start to explore,

to try to find some of
the indigenous hill tribes

that are in this area.

It's going to take a little
bit of poking around this town,

I think, to kinda figure out
where we're able to get into

to try to find some of these tribes.

I think Sarorn's onto something,

I think he's talking to someone
who might know something

about the tribes around here.

So we'll wait and see what kind
of information he digs out.

- I just found a guide that's
going to take us around

for tomorrow.

They have these indigenous people

that still live there 'til this day.

Then they'll be able to
show us around their village

and how they live and so forth.

- I asked around on how old the guys were,

and you start asking them
and they didn't know.

And I'm like, what do
they mean they don't know?

He's like, well, they don't
know when their birthday is.

And I said to Scott, I'm like, dude,

we gotta have a birthday for these guys,

so they have an actual birthday.

- That's the funny thing,

I have no idea who's getting
the bigger culture shock

out of this trip, us or them. (laughing)

- So they're gonna be
one years old. (laughing)

I think it's really
funny, I don't know why.

- I also think that's
funny, one years old.

- [Justin] These guys have
no idea what's coming.

(gentle upbeat music)

(Sarorn speaking in foreign language)

(everyone cheering)

- [Scott] Happy birthday!

(cannon popping)

Hand over the cake.

This is what we do.

(spray fizzing)

(Tout laughing)

- He's never seen one
before, he heard of it,

but he's never seen one.

- They've never had cake before?

- A moment like this is really surreal.

I mean, a birthday isn't
something you forget about.

These guys may never have a birthday

quite like this ever again.

Good, very good.

So, every year on this day,
will be their birthday.

(upbeat music)
- Go, go, go!

- (clapping) First time.

- One, two, three!

(group clapping)

- Okay, can I see the keys?

No, the keys.

Thanks, I just want to give them.

- Okay.
- Yeah!

- This is my driver.

I have no idea what's going on right now.

If I'm not fit to drive home,
nobody's fit to drive home,

especially these guys.

(Tout singing in a foreign language)

- Scott is trashed.

Cambodia will never be the same.

It's over, I don't think we
can do anything more than this.

We have polluted these guys' minds,

we've polluted their bodies.

(song playing in foreign language)

- Put it in neutral, we gotta
push the car the whole time.

- I'll drive?
- No, we're not driving,

we gotta push the damn thing.

- No, I'll drive,
somebody's gotta drive it,

we can't just push it or ski it.

- [Sarorn] We'll push it, we'll push it.

- Okay.

- We've got the rhythm
man, we got the rhythm.

- This is not The fastest
way to get around town

but at least it's the safest.

- Gently, take it easy, take it easy,

one step at a time.

(gentle upbeat music)

- With these guys, were
having breakfast now,

and they might be mad at us

'cause they're not even
sitting in the same table

with us anymore.

I was pretty good last
night, I was taking it easy.

Scott was feeding them beer,

so, don't blame me, blame Scott.

- Welcome to the team,
welcome to the team.

Sarorn's done some poking around town here

and we've got a new friend on board

who's quite confident he can find

one of the indigenous
hill tribes around here.

(gentle upbeat music)

- Even though Cambodia is
not a very developed country,

we still found the need to get further

and further away from the major cities.

We definitely push our
limits as far as we can go.

- Okay, (speaking in foreign language).

I called people, come to meeting.

(rhythmic music)

- We just turned up at
this indigenous tribe here,

which is what we wanted,

this is exactly why we came
this far out in the first place.

And helps in being able to
find something like this.

This is really cool, this is really cool.

(tribe members singing
in foreign language)

- Wow.

- No sooner did we get here,
everyone's sorta welcomed us in

and then moved over here.

You've got this cow tied up

and they're starting to encircle the cow

and play these gongs.

And something's, I'm pretty sure

they're gonna kill this cow.

- The cow knows.
- Yeah, the cow knows.

- The cow knows what's going on.

(tribe members singing)

The whole time I was like, man,

I just hope this cow breaks free

'cause I know what was in store for him.

And I think the cow
knew what was going on,

and he was going absolutely crazy.

And they just came out and just hacked.

(wood pounding)

- It's really brutal.

It's really hard to watch actually.

- Took the thing over his head

and smashed him over the
head a couple of times.

(wood thudding)

I couldn't watch it, it was hard,

it was really hard to watch.

(crowd chattering)

- It's weird, the perception.

I mean, for us, it's so hard,

but you know, I'm seeing
all of them gather around,

they're happy, this is a big day.

This is important, it's a
sacrifice to bring prosperity,


- [Sarorn] They've never
done anything like that

over there in his village,

and he's never seen anything like that.

This is the first time he's seen it.

He's really, it was hard
for him to watch as well,

but that's how they kill their animals.

- This is tradition.

Who are we to tell them a
different way, you know?

They've been living successfully out here

for a long, long time,

and we have to remember
that this is a celebration.

- For a ceremony like this,

where the whole village is invited,

it's once every four years,

but different individual homes can do it

at their house at any time.

- This is it, ey?
- This is it,

we got some beef and some
lime and pepper sauce.

- I have to admit, after
watching what we watched,

I don't have that much of an appetite

but I think it would be pretty rude

to not at least try the food
that they prepared for us.

It's a pretty big deal.


I hate to say it, but it's good.

Well, if you enjoy beef, I guess.

(rhythmic music)

They just started picking up instruments,

and doing a bit of singing, so why not?

It's a celebration after all.

(tribe members singing)

(Sok laughing)

(Moun laughing)

(Sarorn speaking in a foreign language)

Thank you very much.

- Thank you.

(upbeat music)

- We're leaving Ratanakiri

and backtracking through bandit
country to the town of Skoun

and then North to the temples
of Angkor in Siem Reap.

(car engine revving)

Four and a half hours into the trip,

we're nearing a third of the way.

- And that CD they're playing,

it's the same songs over and over again.

Did you notice that it's on repeat?

- [Scott] Yeah, yeah.

- It's like the same four
songs over, over, over.

(upbeat music)

- We're just stopping briefly
in the little town of Skoun

and Skoun is not really unlike
any other Cambodian town

with the exception that
somebody at some point

decided that it would be
tasty to eat tarantula.

- Ow my god.

Hm, that's a whole plate of tarantulas.

How much for the whole plate?

Are you gonna eat this tarantula?

- No, I'm not-

- We all eat a leg, how
about everybody eats a leg?

There's like, what, eight legs?

We'll do it like Thanksgiving.

I mean, you got a leg,

I got a leg.
- Yeah.

- Anybody gets the biggest leg,

gets to make a wish and it'll come true.

- Alright
- Ready? One, two three.

- You get to wish.
- I get to wish.

- Cheers.

- It's not that bad.

I think it's these freakin' eyes.

The legs I can handle
but the body's all gushy

and mushy and...

(meat squelching)

It's not good, it's not good at all.

I just wanna swallow it.

- [Scott] Let's do it.

- It's stuck on my teeth.

Where's that girl slicing pineapple?

- There she is.

- Could you buy me pineapple, dude?

My hands are full of spider guts.

- I mean this isn't some freak
show that's put on for us.

It's just some small
town in rural Cambodia

and this is what they eat.

You eat what's available,
and that's available.

(car horns hooting)

- After extremely long,
long day of driving,

we made it here, Angkor Wat, finally.

- It's just that easy.

No more van, that's all I care about that.

- Bedtime.

(gentle brooding music)

- We are officially at
the temples of Angkor.

These are the crowning jewels of Cambodia.

They appear on the money,
they appear on the flag,

it's an incredibly important
part of the culture

and the country and with good reason,

we're already blown away.

(Moun speaking in a foreign language)

- He's amazed that he's here right now,

'cause in his lifetime, he's
always wanting to see it

in his own eyes.

- It's overwhelming and
it's hard to take it all in

'cause there's so much.

It's the most precious
thing I've ever seen

in my entire life.

It's crazy, the roots, they
still have their roots,

the trees and how nature
kinda slowly took back

what man has created.

(birds chirping)


(Vhana speaking in foreign language)

- Totally different from
what others have told him

or what he's used to seeing.

He expected everything to be in one piece.

- One of the side comments
that Sarorn had told me

that his uncle said, was
that it's kind of sad for him

not to see so many tourists here,

but to see so many Western tourists

versus so few Khmer visitors.

It was just sad for him to realize

that so many people from
outside of his country

were witnessing stuff that
has taken him 42 years

to come and see.

(gentle brooding music)

It feels like one of those
big accomplishments, you know,

when you do a wonder of the world

and have that under
your belt, it feels big.

Did you notice coming in,
the statuette at the front?

- The Buddha?
- No, Vishnu.

That's how old this is,

is when there was still
like a Hindu influence

and like this stuff kind
of predates Buddhism.

- I'm learning some stuff.

Anybody who wants to travel the world?

Travel with this guy, he'll
teach you a lot of stuff.

(gentle brooding music)

- What do you think?

Do you think that matches
up pretty well, right?

(upbeat music)

I don't think it's any more obvious

than just walking into the
very first temple this morning

and seeing their faces

and seeing how they didn't
even really say anything,

they didn't say anything to each other.

For them to see this for the
very first time is incredible.

It would be a lot to take in

if I was just experiencing this

for the first time on my own,

to do it with a group
who are now good friends

and who are locals here,
it means that much more.

It's really quite a special moment.

(Moun speaking in foreign language)

- He's talking about the palm trees.

- They're real, and
they have plants on it.

- [Justin] You think you'll be back?

- Never say never.

- I think I'll be back for sure.

(Moun laughing)

(gentle upbeat music)

- We're just nearing
the end of our road trip

at the village of Anlong Jan.

So we're going to spend a few days there,

just sort of living the village life.

I think it's gonna be really interesting

because we're here in time
for a big party tomorrow.

Sarorn's here, so they're
throwing a big party for him

and we get the benefit out of that.

- We're at my mom's village, right there.

(crowd chattering)

- Everyone's just sorta gathered around

as we pulled in here, I
think, for a bit of curiosity.

- Scott! (speaking in foreign language)

This, Justin.

All the kids are all excited to see you.

They've never seen a westerner before,

so you're the first, you are the first.

That's why they're standing
there, just staring at you.

(children laughing)

- That's just what I was looking for.

- We just sat down for dinner
here and it's delicious,

but I'm still getting used to the fact

that they've all eaten,

and now they're serving
us dinner and watching us.

(soft guitar music)

- This cow's mine.

- One of the first chores of
the morning for these kids

is to take the cows out
to the fields for pasture.

- Easy, easy.

- It's funny because these cows

are gotta be easily three
times the height of these kids

and they manage to move these
cows without too much problem.

It's a bit more difficult than you think.

- We're friends.

- Houdini!

(laughing) These guys will say anything,

whatever you say, they'll say.

- Hichawawa!

(soft guitar music)

(pig snorting)

- You remember when you
gave me a speeding ticket?

I remember you.

He's so fat, he can't even see his eyes,

'cause the fat goes over his eyes.

(pig snorting)

It doesn't even sound like a pig.

It's like a bus or something.

- I don't know what they're
called, wild grapes,

but that one is sweet, this one is sour.

- That's sour.

- It's not sweet.

- Actually, it's sour.
- The sweet one's not sweet.

(woman speaking in foreign language)

- She just asked if you
guys like Cambodian girls,

and if you do, she's got four of them

that she'll offer to you.

(Justin and Scott laughing)

- That one, that one.
- No, no, no.

- There's a couple more back there.

One of my cousins there
thinks you're hot. (laughing)

Ah, c'mon!

- That's the tracker that pulled in

all of the sound system for tonight.

This seems a little excessive maybe,

but that's what they've ordered.

- I have no idea why
there's two, four, six,

eight, 10, 12, 14, 16,
18 speakers on a stage.

It's probably going to
be a hundred people here

for tonight, for the dance tonight.

And there's 18 speakers plus
another loud horn on top,

he's putting up as well.

- We just got out here to
try to get people started

because this music's
been playing for hours.

We finished eating, and
like everything else,

it kinda seems like we have to initiate

and we have to start it.

So we got out here and
started dancing like idiots,

and now they've moved us
over towards the table,

so I don't know what they
want to do with the table.

Where's Sarorn when you need him.

(gentle upbeat music)

(children cheering)

- Houdini!
- Houdini!

- Hichawawa!
- Hichawawa!

- Where's the music?

Where's the DJ?

- DJ!

- DJ!
- DJ!

- DJ!
- DJ!

- Drop the music!
- Drop the music!

- This is my boys and my girls.

(children cheering)

(upbeat music)

- Well, whatever we
started, it's still going.

The only way to get some
peace and quiet right now

is to head up to the temple.

- Find some sanctuary in the temple.

It's about 12 at night,

the party's still going on,

it's about three rice patties away.

And it's time for me to
get a little shut eye,

so, no offense, but good night

and I'll see you in the morning.

You can cut the lights out if you want,

it'd be really nice.

Good night, everybody.

(soft ambient music)

- I guess it's time to
pack up these stuff.

- (Chuckling) Always rolling.

This place's not that comfortable.

(chicken clucking)

(Moun laughing)

- Bye bye! (laughing)

- Houdini!
- Houdini!

- Houdini!
- Houdini!

- Hichawawa!
- Hichawawa!

- Never gets old.

- You could've taught them one
English word, but you didn't.

Thank you to all of them, so much

because we really felt
like we were at home,

to be honest, we really felt at home,

like I was with my own family.

(Sarorn speaking in a foreign language)

- Tell them next time I come
back, I'll marry somebody.

(Sarorn speaking in foreign language)

(crowd clapping)

- They wanna know which one.

(children laughing)

- I don't know how I'm gonna
be able to thank Sarorn

or his family for giving
us this opportunity

and to try to convey to them

that we've really had
a life experience here.

It's gonna be tough

'cause I don't know if they'll understand.

I don't even know if I understand yet.

We were hoping that we could come in

and sort of book a ticket
back home to Vancouver.

It's bizarre, it's really bizarre.

You know, we booked so many
tickets, so many train tickets,

plane tickets, buses,
everything, you know,

and now just sort of paying
for a ticket home seems weird.

- I fly to Vancouver,

and I don't even know
if I'm going back home

or I'm going back to Hawaii.

Hawaii was my home, but now
it's not, so I don't know.

I don't even know what I'm doing.

I'm just gonna live in Vancouver.

- Thanks so much Sarorn,
thanks so much for everything.

- Thanks so much man, it was awesome.

- I had a blast.

- You know, it's weird,
it's coming to an end here.

Within a day or two, we're back in Canada

and this'll be in the history books.

- I'm facing going home,

and there's a lot of great
things that come along with that.

Being able to see my family again,

seeing my girlfriend again,
and that's a great feeling

but I keep trying to think, how
would I put it all together?

Where will I start, what will
be the first story I tell?

And, you know, all you need is one morning

getting up at 5:30 to watch the sun rise

over the Ganges river

or to get off the plane in a
place like Ascension Island

and realize where you are on the map

for it to just give you so much life

and so much inspiration.

- It's been such an amazing year

and I've done so many things,
I've seen so many things

and it's hard to give it all up

to go back to the regular
job and all that crap.

You get so used to being on the road

and you get used to not
knowing what's gonna happen

the next day or waking
up and it's a new place.

You get used to that.