Month: June 2014

Sad Day at the Elephant Sanctuary But Happy at The Siem Reap Town!!

Today it is the last day for us to leave from the Gentle and cute elephants and cheeky monkeys and the amazing local people in this community. It is hardly to say goodbye to what we have done for a week here. But every greeting is departure; we thought that we have changed a lot…



Working hard, playing hard (farewells!)

Friday 27th June 2014 Today, our final day, has been big but also one of the best. We worked in the village as usual dividing our time between the kids and the construction project. Our aims today were: 1. To finish the concrete foundations for the community building we have been working on and 2….



Temples, karaoke and circuses!

Thursday 26h June   Today has been an action packed day! We started with a luxurious sleep-in of thirty whole minutes and left the hotel at 8 o’clock instead of 7:30. But today instead of going to the village we went to explore the magnificent temples of Angkor Thom. Angkor Wat is just one of…



Tuek Tuek Tuek (Water Water Water)

Lets start with a congratulations Leni, Izzy, Roya, Jenna, and Phoy for being the first volunteers to eat a tarantula! It took some courage but they are now half way to being a true Cambodian. With any luck the rest of the group will follow suit tomorrow. Today was an extremely wet and squishy day…



Village Life Full Swing

Tuesday 24th June 2014   Today was our second day at the village and we hit the ground running. My group began with construction, digging earth to prepare the foundations for a new community centre. The sun was shining strongly and we all worked up a good honest sweat until lunch time. Lunch was a…



First day in the village!

Monday 24th June 2014   Today the whole group was finally united. Together we will work at Cro Bei Riel on the Village Development Program for the next week. We are quite an eclectic group: Emily, Alex, Bec, Ellie, Helene, Leah, Miranda, Ashley and Courtney from Canada, Autumn, Shawn, Lisa, Sam and Jena from the…



Angkor Famous

  The Temples of Cambodia are ancient and wondrous. They are some of the most famous archeological sites in the world and today we got to explore them. After a 7:30 Brekky we headed out on our bus, which we bought for the day (that would come in handy later.)   Our first stop was…



A Public Holiday

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12 Villages, 1 Community

Today is new day. This is our second day in the village and the volunteers have gotten settled in the groove of things. As with yesterday we divided up into 2 groups to take advantage of our strength in numbers (23 volunteers is a lot!). In the morning the first group stayed at the school….



Welcome to Kro Bei Reil

  Today was the start of a new adventure, our first day in Kro Bei Reil. Kro Bei Reil (which means “Bull Money” in English btw) is a collection of 12 villages surrounding a central school, which is where we are based. The school serves 1400 students from the 12 villages over the course of…



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