Month: July 2014

First Day in Kro Bie Real!

  Today was our first day in the village with the new volunteers. We are based at a school called the Self Help Community Center, which is surrounded by 12 villages that make up the community of Kro Bie Real (“Buffalo Money” in English). When we arrived the volunteers were met by their Cambodian counterparts….



Last day!!

Friday 25th July 2014   Today was our last day of program! Today, in order to finish the building projects we’ve been working on we spent the whole day at the construction site and in the surrounding communities. In the morning we continued the brick and concrete on the new front wall and gate for…



A busy day not at work!

Thursday 24th July 2014   Today was a day off from our work at the village. Instead of our usual early start and hard work we had a little sleep in (8am start, hurrah!) and spent the day exploring the ancient and beautiful Angkor temples. The most famous, Angkor Wat, is the largest religious monument…



Our first few days at the village

Wednesday 24th July 2014 This week we have been immersed in Cambodian culture on the village program. On Monday we rolled into the little village of Kra Bei Riel to meet our new hosts. The founder of the self-help community project, Sambath, gave us a tour of the village and explained the story of the…



Temple Day Day Day!!!

That was a surprising day for us, some of us have been here almost two weeks and some one week. Today was an amazing day at the impressing temples in Siem Reap Province. We started our temple trip at 8 am after we had breakfast in the hotel. The temples where we will visit today…



Another Day of Hard Work

  Hello everyone and “awesome ROV team”, event we woke up, had breakfast, took tuk tuk and worked in the same community but we had different time, breakfast and activities at our work sites. We arrived the Community by our daily tuk tuk, and then one group of us transferred to great trailer which drove…



Hard Work and Carnivals!

Arun Sua Sdei Everyone (Good Morning Everyone) Today we are going to work hard in the construction Site and also the community. We had the breakfast in same time and then we took the confortable vehicle Tuk Tuk to the village where we will do the volunteer for. When we arrive the village we divided…



Goodbye Elephants, Hello Siem Reap!

Half Day at Elephant Sanctuary and Half Day at the Siem Reap City!!   Sunday 13th July 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…



Friday 11th July – Last Day At The Village

Friday 11th July 2014   Today is our last day of the program! 🙁   In the morning we went to the village as usual but today instead of splitting into two groups, we all banded together to finish the goals in the village for the week. It was all hands on deck and in…



The Big Day Out

Thursday 10th July 2014   Today we didn’t go to village but took the day “off” to visit the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat.     Yesterday we decided that it would be fun to be there for the sunrise, so we got up early. Very early. At 5am we were aboard the bus heading…



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