Month: February 2014

New blog!

Hey there at home! Just reminding you that now we are in Siem Reap we have a new blog. You can find it here: http://www.rovolunteers.com/cambodia-village-immersion-blog/ Feel free to comment! ~ Jess Please follow and like us:



Day 8 – A sad farewell but a new adventure begins!

Today was our last day at the elephant sanctuary 🙁 we devoured breakfast which had pancakes! Yum! It was time to feed the elephants and start saying our goodbyes to these amazing creatures. Afterwards we were fuelled up for our walk to the dam that needed to be fixed and made bigger. Our conveyer belt…



Day 7 – Mud pies and elephant washing

Today we started the day as many people would dream of…by feeding elephants! After their cheeky antics of trying to get into the sanctuaries crops, we headed to the other dam to dig out a part of the edge to create a place for the elephants to drink. What we didn’t anticipate was the amount…



Day 6 – Saving the forest!

Today after breakfast we would be heading into the community to help the education of the local people about the importance of forest conservation an preservation. Today would be the first step in many to help bring issues to light and help change the culture of deforestation and burning. The first step today was to…



Day 3 – Elephants, Monkeys and Firebreaks!

Today we had an early breakfast and headed in the mini vans on the journey to the elephant sanctuary from Siem Reap! Once we arrived it was time to settle in and discover our new accommodations; brand new wooden bungalows with beds an mosquito nets. We all went to bed feeling like princesses tonight! (Yep,…



Day 5 – Jungle Adventures

Today, as have all days so far, was full of adventure! In the morning we bonded over a yummy breakfast and got ready for the day. It was back to finish the dam and see the progress from yesterday. As we rounded the corner in the jungle to where the small stream was yesterday, we…



Day 4 – A Dam good day!

Today we got up under our mosquito nets and headed to the main room and had a delicious breakfast. Tea and coffee, oats, corn flakes bread an spreads…living the high life! But of course the food was to power us up for a big day of hard work! First we were greeted by two beautiful…



Day 2 – History, Siem Reap & Tarantulas!!!

Today was a packed full day! We began with a bakery breakfast and then a tuk tuk ride out to the Killing Fields just outside of Phnom Penh. The killing fields is a memorial to those thousands of people who died at the hands of the Khmer Rouge in the area. It is a very…



Tuesday 4th February – Cambodian Internet :)

Hey folks at home! Apologies for the lateness of the blog today. We made it safely into Siem Reap yesterday and are now at the elephant sanctuary. Here at the elephants there is very limited Internet, as we are in the middle of the jungle! I will be attempting to upload the blog of only…



Day 1 – The adventure begins!!

Hey everyone at home, my name is Jess and I’m the team leader on this amazing Cambodian adventure we are about to embark on. It’s going to be filled with new and exciting things as well as truly rewarding results. Something different is around each corner and I can’t wait for it to get started!…



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