07.01.2013 - 07.01.2013
DAY 4, MONDAY
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!