Month: February 2015

Welcome To The Weekend!!

Friday was our last day at the village. We spent it completing our projects. 10 desks, 2 large tables for the teachers and a bookshelf to organize the mess of books that the school has recently acquired. The tables and book shelf added to chiseling to our list of jobs. We had to artfully go…



Village Life!

After yesterday’s adventure at the temples we are back at the village to continue work! In the morning we split up into 2 groups; one to build desk for the school kids and one to teach the kids english. Building desks and tables from scratch is more labor intensive than we had anticipated. This is…



Angkor What?

Today we explore the most celebrated cultural icon in Cambodia… Angkor Wat! We started off with Angkor Thom (“Big City” in Khmer). Angkor Thom is a collection of temples with in what was once an ancient city. The Bayan temple was our first stop. As we approached we could begin to make out the Buddha…



Village people: first impressions

Hwllo! This evening’s blog post is brought to you live from Siem Reap, Cambodia from guest writer Tash (smasha). Apparently our team leader was busy dressing himself up as a ladyboy and performing in the exclusive Angkor night market show.   Interesting firms of entertainment like this are of no short supply here in Siem…



First Day of School

Tuesday was our first day of work at the village. We started early with a 630AM orientation and then our first Khmer Breakfast (fried rice). Once everyone was ready in suited up in their ROV gear we caught our tuk tuks to the village. Our first order of business was to be introduced to the…



It Begins!

G’day guys, I’m John, your Team Leader for the Cambodia Village and Elephant program and I’m excited to show you all my home away from home! I’m from the great state of NY, USA and have decided to trade the blizzards and snow shoveling this winter for Elephants and Coconuts. I’ve been working with Reach Out Volunteers…



Weekend!!

Village immersion update, After we finished the one week at the building and have done the building. They did a really good jobs and they even know and never done it in the pass. It was a free day for all of them. Some of them went to the waterfall and some of them stay…



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