Month: January 2014

On the road again

(be sure to follow our new blog at www.rovsiemreap.wordpress.com) Hello, Hello! Just a quick post today to let you all know we made the rather long journey from the Elephant Sanctuary to the beautiful city of Siem Reap. Getting up nice and early we had an early breakfast all together then jumped on the bus…



Our Final Day with the Elephants

Elephants always Photobombing! Today was our final day with the beautiful creatures who have become very dear to our hearts over the past week. We split into two groups for the morning to feed the Elephants tasty banana tree treats. Bree making friends Lena with a very happy Ruby! Two of our fantastic volunteers Lena…



A beautiful day for a waterfall

Today was a fantastic day of two halves! Lena, Amy, Ronelle, Tori, Clare and Lizzie We started off working hard harvesting bananas trees to feed to all our Elephant friends tomorrow. Everyone took turns, cutting down the trees, stripping the dead leaves and hacking up the tree itself into moveable pieces. Don’t mess with Valerie,…



Happy Hacking and Hoeing

Today was the day to get dirty, get sweaty, and get our work done! Armed with our tools, ready to go! We were set the task of clearing out the weeds and long grass that had grown in the Bamboo , Pineapple and Banana fields for the Elephants. With the determination and dedication I have…



We see Elephants and Dahlia arrives!!!

Today was an incredible day for two great reasons! Firstly, and most importantly our new friend Dahlia finally arrived and joined us. She had some troubles with her flights and unfortunately missed the first few days but we are so glad to have her here now Lane, Dahlia and Clare! Secondly, we met the Elephants!…



Off to the Elephants we go!

On the road we go! Leaving Phnom Penh nice and early we loaded into our two minibuses heading towards The Elephant Sanctuary. For most of the group this was their first time experiencing Cambodian driving which is an experience in itself! We were lucky enough to have a very smooth ride by Cambodian standards not…



Arrivals!

Hello, Hello, Hello! Team Leader Daniel here just checking in briefly to let you know that everyone has arrived safely in Phnom Penh. Everyone who arrived early has been able to explore the city, catch up on some much needed sleep and meet our fantastic group! We had a great dinner tonight getting everyone together,…



Day 7 – Onwards to Siem Reap

Today it was time to head towards our next destination and adventure in Siem Reap! It’s a long bus ride as essentially we are almost heading from one side of the country to the other. Everyone was stocked up on snacks, had their electronics charged and pillows in hand! After a take away breakfast it…



Day 6 – Our last day in Heaven :(

Sadly today was our last day at the elephant sanctuary but happily we got to hang with elephant’s allllll day! In the morning It was a descent into heaven valley with massive banana trees on our shoulders so we could feed the elephants their favourite snack! We set them down nearby the river and waited…



Day 5 – I present to you: Bananas, Waterfalls, Tarzans and Janes!

It was back to work this morning at the elephants! Because we smashed out all of the work we needed to yesterday with the dam building, today it was time to harvest some bananas to feed to the elephants tomorrow. The group was split in two and each went to different banana fields. Most people…



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