Month: June 2014

Saying Goodbye is Easy to do, because I’ll be Seeing You Soon

Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” It would be really neat if instead of getting passports from our respected countries we could get a passport that says “Global Citizen.” This past week we realized that…



Sticky Rice

Yesterday was Angkor Wat Thursday! Yes, the same Angkor Wat that is the seventh world wonder. Between the rich history and the beautiful architecture there was so much to take in all at once. No picture could ever do it justice for how amazing it truly is. In fact, if you need some ideas for a…



When it Rains it Pours. When it Pours We Play!

Currently, while writing this blog post we are still drip drying from the amazing rain storm we got caught in today. While we loaded into our tuk-tuks on the way home after a long day of work in the hot hot heat many of us exclaimed that today was the best day, and I think…



We’re Just Getting Started!

What an adventure it has been so far here in Siem Reap! Last night, we took a tuk-tuk tour of the city and ended up at a road carnival here in town. From a farris wheel, roller coaster and the best bumper cars ever Disneyworld had some stiff competition when it came to the happiest…



Dreamer’s Disease

Hello parents, friends, family & neighborhood cats! Thank you for switching over to our village blog for the week. My apologies for your refresh button; I know there has been some anxieties over the next post and pictures. While we were with the ellies there was a mishap with my laptop, the heat and internet….



Fridays Are For Farewells

Friday was our last day of at the village. Our day was all about finishing what we started. Drainage systems for the school, repairs for the local houses, and some final work on the community vocational center. The day went by fast and in the afternoon we did one final tour of the project sites where…



Oh the places we will go…

Oh the places we will go, the things we will see… well we certainly adventured today! Everyone got the lovely pleasure of sleeping in a little! What a great way to start the day… The elephant program kids headed off to view the temples, and the village immersion kids got to see Tonle Sep lake….



Keep Going On!!!

It was a bit cool morning, because it had the stormy rain in yesterday evening. We left from the hotel in the same time and we arrived the community where we work  about 8 am and be ready for work. Today we split and rotated into three groups. The first team we call “Digger Dirt…



Holy Moly Did We Do A Lot Today

Today was another lovely and productive day at the village! We split up into our teams, three groups of about ten. In the morning, John ‘s group went to the vocational center to weave roof tiles out of palm, sand wood, and  level a building. Bun’s group went to a local house, and made walls…



One Village At A Time

Today is our first day at the village after one week in the elephant refuge. The community of Kro Bei Reil sits 20 minutes outside of Siem Reap and consists of 11 villages surrounding a central school. We arrived at the school at 8am and were immediately stormed by local volunteers. These teenagers come from…



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