Month: January 2015

It’s a house, It’s a schoolhouse!!!

WE DID IT!! Four days of hot weather and hard work and we did it. We started our day with our usual breakfast and hurried off to the school anxious to finally finish our project. All morning everyone worked their tails off. The roof was the first step to be completed. Next was placing three walls…



Gadow NAAA

Today was HOT HOT HOT! We woke up this morning and made our way to a breakfast buffet featuring French toast, waffles, eggs, toast and more! When we arrived at the village we had our work cut out for us. We spent the morning continuing putting on the grass roof, making the last of the…



Rest day wooha!

Guest blog by our wonderful teacher, Lillian!! Today the teachers, Nick, Kame, Emily, Adele, Maddie, Amity, myself (Lillian) as well as Annaliese and our wonderful team leader Domdin, all went to visit a floating village. This village is connected to Tonle Sap lake. We started our day with chocolate croissants and bananas, which was the…



Carnival fun!

Today was an extremely successful day at the village. After a breakfast of fried noodles we hit the road for the village and immediately got into work. Today’s jobs where a hodge-podge of different tasks. In the morning we had a group hop to the top to continue to put together the roof. Another group…



AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE

OI! OI! OI!!!!!! Happy Australia Day to all the loved ones back home!! For those of us over in Cambodia, it twas no holiday for us! Our first day out on the job started at 6:30 am with orientation and 7:00 breakfast of eggs and toast 🙂 By 7:30 everyone one packed up in their tuk…



We up in here!

Sues’day to my old and new blog readers!! My name is Katelyn! Domdin and I will be the team leaders this week for the village immersion crew and the continuation of the teaching program 🙂 I just arrived back from leading a program at the elephant sanctuary and excited to be back in the city to…



I’m free I’m free!

It was a free day today! Hurray! Everyone went off in so many directions, it was hard to keep up. Most of my (Tara’s) group went out to the floating villages where they were shuttled around by my main man Sambam. He is the greatest tuk tuk driver and friend there is. They had an…



Donezo!!

Both groups are finally finished with their hard work! They have accomplished so much in the last week, and gave themselves some well deserved pats on the back. Domdin’s group completely finished their teacher’s work room project today and my (Tara’s) group completed the floors and the frame of the classrooms. Tara’s updates: We started off…



Nailed it!!

Across the board today, all the groups literally nailed it! They nailed those boards and structures into places and they did a beautiful job! Here are the updates for today’s activities 🙂 Tara’s village and elephant group:  We worked out little booties off today finishing up the frame and the floor. These guys are so…



Time to temple!!

The sound of annoying alarms filled the guesthouse this morning at 4am to wake all of us heavy sleepers up to get to the temples. Sunrise was calling our names, and we had to see it! Oh boy was it worth it, too! We arrive while it was still dark and walked to the lake…



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