Angelina Jolie took to Instagram on February 24 to share news of her recent trip to Cambodia with her daughter, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. The first photo in the slideshow pictured Jolie standing next to a column on a stylish wooden porch with her hand on her chest. Behind her mother, Shiloh sat in a wicker chair with her bare feet up on the seat. Both mother and daughter smiled brightly, though they were looking in different directions. “A few days in Cambodia among the warm local people, and I feel my soul is recovering,” Jolie captioned the post.
Jolie also shared two other photos, one of which showed her at a table with men in both business attire and Cambodian military uniforms. Jolie noted she had met with officers of the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, an organization she founded in 2003 to empower local rural communities in their efforts to preserve their environment, according to its website. “This has always been a special country for me and our family,” she added in the caption.
The country holds a special place in Jolie’s heart, as it is the place where she met her oldest child, Maddox, in November 2001, according to Vogue. She adopted him the following year, when he was 7 months old. Jolie had fallen in love with Cambodia’s natural beauty and its people in 2000, when she first visited the country while filming “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” according to the MJP Foundation.