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! Right at the start I’d like to say a huge thankyou to the volunteers who have come over here to help make a difference in the lives of the incredible people and animals and thankyou to anyone back at home who helped them in their goal to make it to Cambodia. Enjoy the blog and feel free to comment!

Today was a day filled with airport pickups; tuk tuk rides (a motorbike pulling a 4 seater cabin), markets, general exploration and volunteers meeting their new family for the next 2 weeks. For those that had arrived already, a local Cambodian lunch was eaten (much better than plane food) and it was a free afternoon to explore until dinner when everyone would be here.

By the time dinner came around, everyone was here and introductions were had all around the dinner table. It’s great to see everyone getting on so well already! After dinner it was off to the night markets to wander around the many stalls of clothes, shoes hand bags, arts and crafts and much more. It was also time to try one of my absolute favourite delicacies…fried milk! How to describe it? A custard like substance deep fried with delicious batter. For those that it did not appeal to (understandable I suppose) there was also deep fried Oreos and fried ice cream. YUM! But it’s an early start tomorrow and after an hour or so we headed back to the hotel for some much needed rest.

Most of the crew! (Team name coming soon)

Most of the crew! (Team name coming soon)

At the night markets in Phnom Penh

At the night markets in Phnom Penh

Good night and a good tomorrow!

~ Jess

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