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  • A Little Bit Can go a Long Way

    We've only got two teaching days left here in Cambodia and the mood of the team has shifted and seems to be shrouded in a thin veil of melancholy, as we face the inevitable. The children seem to be sensing it too and have become even more...

  • Birthday greetings

    It's my birthday yet again (uff), and the day started on the right note with the girls in the group serenading me with the Marilyn Monroe version of “Happy Birthday (Mr President)” with a candle stuffed into a cup cake and a lovely bouquet of...

  • Rousing welcome

    It dawned on me that, as much as we needed our weekend break in Siem Reap, we couldn't completely switch off from our reason for being here in South East Asia. We absolutely missed the children as well as the friends we've made since we got here...

  • Angkor Wat… a Day!

    Apologies for the silence yesterday, but it was a most exhausting and exhilarating day! In fact, I am writing this on the coach back to Phnom Penh, still thinking about it. One of the must-sees in Cambodia is the majestic temple complex of Angkor,...

  • The floating village of Kompong Kheang

    Our first morning in Siem Reap and we managed to sleep in a bit today as the experiences of the past week followed by a six-hour bus drive to get here took its toll somewhat. We were a bit aghast to learn that the coach line we used allegedly...

  • The weekend, at last

    It's the weekend at last - and I don't think I've ever meant that as much as I do right now. This last week has been absolutely exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure because Phnom Penh has a way of jumping at you from everydirection. It's...

  • Deprivation everywhere

    Deprivation everywhere

    I intentionally kept yesterday's blog relatively light and fluffy following the sombre instalment yesterday when we visited one of the city slums but, after yet another sleepless night, I felt I would be doing readers a disservice by not sharing...

  • Helen O’Granny or Alan O’Grady!?

    Helen O’Granny or Alan O’Grady!?

    Day three of teaching and we can tentatively say we are falling into some kind of routine and settling in… almost too much because we seem to keep waking up later and later every morning (due to exhaustion, not wild partying, believe me) and...

  • A different reality

    Here we are: our second day of teaching and it’s taken on a life of its own. It’s become a different reality and it’s going to be very difficult to describe. I am so sad, angry and frustrated as I write this! The day started off with a bang and we...

  • The first day of teaching

    MONDAY, AUGUST 12 We’d prepared our lessons with enough safety guards to ensure we were prepared for anything. We didn’t know what we were going to be up against, so we thought we’d better err on the side of caution. Getting to LRDE (Les...