Month: December 2014

Elephants!!

Hey everyone! Thanks for being devoted followers of the village blog!!! We have arrived at the elephant sanctuary two hours north of Siem Reap. Team leader John and I (Katelyn) will be blogging on the elephant blog from now on found here: http://www.rovolunteers.com/cambodia-elephant-sanctuary-blog/ or by googling “Reach Out Volunteer Elephant Blog” If you want to continue…



Crickets anyone?!

Hello again!   Today is going to be a short blog as it was a free day here in Siem Reap. Everyone has worked extremely hard the last week and deserved a day of relaxation! Some volunteers spent the day getting ice cream or shakes while others took it to the massage spa! In the evening…



Angkor Watttt!

Edit: Apologizes that this post did not work yesterday. I have re-posted it for everyone. This is Christmas Day!   Today was a very special rest day! Instead of heading out to the village today, we decided to wake up at 4 am on Christmas Day and visit Angkor Wat for the sunrise! It was…



We are all dreamers!!

Today we started our morning bright and early again and immediately got started working on the house. Our goal for today was to completely FINISH the house. It was hot, hot, hot and there was a lot of work to be done. While two groups hopped up on the roof to start installing the ceiling,…



Christmas Eve, a 21st birthday, TWO cakes and KARAOKEEE

Today we spoiled ourselves a bit and got to eat breakfast at a buffet next door. All the traditional Khmer breakfast (rice and noodle) but this time we had eggs, toast and …COFFEEEEEE!! It was delicious. At 7:30 am we headed back to the village. We got back into our groups straight away. While some…



Foundation COMPLETE.

Hello again!! So after our yummy noodle breakfast this morning today started off with a very, very chilly tuktuk ride out to Kro Bei Riel. As it is December, days start out a bit on the cold side. We get about one nice hour of work in the morning breeze and then the heat takes…



DAY ONE!!

Today we began our day bright and early and 7 am. After breakfast we hopped in our tuktuks for our daily ride out to the community we will be working in. Kro Bei Riel is a community made up of 12 near by villages and in the middle of the community is the school we…



The whole crew is in town!

Wow! What a busy day. This morning the volunteers who arrived yesterday started their day off with a wild and wonderful noodle breakfast and topped it off with iced coffee and a banana split. Only in Cambodia 😉 While they went to explore the city a bit more I headed back to the airport to pick…



The first volunteers have arrived!!

The first group of volunteers have arrived today! This morning Cambodia first warmly welcomed Jordan and Beth from Canada! Once the girls settled in we headed off for their first taste of Khmer cuisine! Lok lak was the meal of choice for both gals. My personal favorite 🙂 While eating lunch we got to meet the restaurant’s adorable…



You’re almost here!!

HELLO EVERYONE!! I’m so excited to FINALLY meet you! My name is Katelyn and I am going to be your team leader for the next few weeks on the Cambodian Village Immersion and Elephant program! I have been traveling all over the USA, Canada and England with Reach Out Volunteers since August and I have…



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