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MY CAMBODIAN ADVENTURE - A long walk around Siem Reap.



Prepared for an early start and teaching, I was at the orphanage at 7 a.m. Several kids came over to greet me. They knew that someone was coming from Canada, but the day was a holiday to remember those killed in their recent turmoil (Khmer Rouge forces surrendered in 1998: “the killing fields”). Soon Veasna (co-founder) turned up and we talked. He showed me around, gave me the volunteer’s orange T-shirt and asked if I could be there at 7 the next morning. A lucky break for me meant that I could go for breakfast at the hotel, which is included with the twenty-dollar room.

Again I bumped into the restauranteur, Michael, and I got to hear about his work here with older kids trying to learn skills to become more employable in the restaurant business. We decided to hit the town and I racked up 16 k’s walking about the town at 35 degrees. I bet you I’ll lose a pound or two!

My Classroom. Next classroom picture will show some of the wonderful kids.

My Classroom. Next classroom picture will show some of the wonderful kids.

Posted by Sue McNicholas 15:36 Archived in Cambodia

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