Month: January 2016

The first day with lovely elephant

Hello all blog readers. My name is Domdin. I’ll be a team leader at the elephant sanctuary for  this week. If you would like to left your lovely word from home to your friend, sister, brother and your son or daughter please comment on the page. I’ll tell them about your comments. After t along…



Goodbye Cambodia!

  The last day if program is always an emotional rollercoaster, saying good-bye to new friends after sweating, laughing, building, and bonding for 2 weeks is always tough. With half the group leaving today(including myself) I would like to wish everyone safe travels!  These two weeks could not have ended on a better note.  Waking…



We have wifi again!

Hi! I’m TJ 🙂 one of the RO volunteers in the elephant sanctuary at the moment. Figured I’d save you from Justin’s horrible grammar and terrible jokes ;p What an amazing few days it has been! We started out on Wednesday with some good ol’ fashion machetting, chopping up some sugarcane and banana trees to…



Bath Time!!

Hello to all family and friends of Volunteers from all over Australia. These past two days have zoomed by. Starting yesterday we needed to gather banana trees and sugarcane for the very hungry elephants. We all hopped in the back of a pickup truck and made our way down to a farm ran by a…



Elephants galore!

  Hello from the peaceful and beautiful elephant sanctuary in northern Cambodia! So much excitement today as we are driving there by bus and it only takes a couple of hours. As soon as we arrive the lunch is served buffet style, and is absolutely delicious. It is a completely vegetarian menu here and every…



Last Night In Cambodia

Well, it’s the last day of the program… This morning we went to the local village school. This is the same village one of the rescued puppies (Koda) came from. Everyone was split into teams of 3 and were given a classroom to teach the young kids some basic English. This is definitely a challenge,…



Blessed in the jungle!

This is our last full day at the Elephant Sanctuary! We started the morning off by going for a walk through the jungle to bless the trees. We tie orange scarves around the trees in the jungle, these scarves have been blessed by buddhist monks. In Cambodia, it’s considered bad luck to cut down a…



Mudfight!

It’s day 3 in the jungle and I think everyone is feeling the jungle fever! Our group got up this morning and after breakfast we had a talk from David, the founder of the Cambodian Wildlife Sanctuary. The group had a chance to ask him some questions about his future vision of the sanctuary! Afterwards…



Building for Elephants

Hey again everyone! Sorry this post is late. There were some issues connecting to the Wifi in the jungle! Today was our first full day getting to work in the jungle. We started the morning off by digging trenches around the soon-to-be new elephant shelter. The sanctuary is working on building up new shelters to…



Welcome to the jungle!

Welcome to the jungle! Today our group packed up and left Siem Reap for the wonderful elephant sanctuary. This is where we will live on 25,000 acres of protected jungle with rescued elephants, dogs and monkeys! Today was a simple enough day. We had our introduction to the sanctuary and then got straight down to…



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