Month: December 2015

Ready or Not, We’re Halfway There!

Our second last day at the village was a huge success! We got straight to work on the house, had some finishing touches with sanding and framing and then we were able to start laying the flooring and preparing the roof as well. It was a pretty straightforward day but it seemed to fly by….



It’s Pronounced New-Tellah!!

Today has been another amazing day with all these lovely people! The Sun was shining, birds were chirping, volunteers were smiling and Cambodia was awaiting with the unknown, once again! Brekky upstairs on the rooftop for 7am, everyone slept much better last night and were ready to take on the day! We got to the…



And the Fun has Begun!

It can only go up from here! Everything has been great so far, unfortunately one of our volunteers has lost her luggage (the airline lost her luggage) but hopefully they can retrieve it. Everyone seemed to have super late flights last night and each and every one of them was delayed even further. 7 of…



An awesome day with a cooking class.

Hello all my lovely blog readers, A week already done. It was a very quick week. We had been a lots of fun with each other. It was a sad to say good bye to our previous group (but will them again on Friday) in the morning. But fortunately, we had an amazing experience to…



The Puppy

Good evening ROV-ians! (just made up that term right now) Two hours of driving through scenic landscape and bumpy mountain paths and we found ourselves at a beautiful waterfall! To spend the day at this waterfall was the unanimous choice of the volunteers, so at 9 am Saturday morning we began our excursion. The first…



Christmas in Cambodia

Hello family and friends of ROV!! Friday was the most emotional, hectic, fun and unforgettable day I ever had team leading. It was a day of rising to meet the challenge of finishing a huge project at the school while celebrating an important day for many of the volunteers—Christmas. I started the day off with…



Christmas Eve at Angkor Wat!

Good evening!! We began our day insanely early, but it was completely worth every minute of lost sleep. At 6:20 the sun rose over Angkor Wat temple and we began a day of exploring one of the magnificent wonders of the world. We took countless photos, hiked through each of the three main temples and…



Rooftop adventures

It’s official! Our reading room has a roof! Over the course of the day, we took turns climbing to the roof of our structure to fasten the straw mat-like pieces of roofing–always accompanied by a local worker assisting us. We felt like birds building a giant nest! Next on the to-do list is finish installing…



Raise that frame!!

Good evening, everyone! We made some huge progress today on the reading room we’re building for KIDTEA School. It was so satisfying to see the frame come together—all our work is starting to resemble a recognizable structure! It was a day full of sanding wood, hammering nails and mixing cement while jammin’ out to Domdin’s…



Day One at Kidtea school!!

Good evening!! The day started off strong with scrambled eggs and toast for all—the breakfast of champions. Champion volunteers, that is! This group absolutely crushed it on the project site today and I couldn’t be happier with the work ethic and genuine enthusiasm they displayed. This group has an especially difficult task at hand because…



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