Cambodia so far 31.05.2018

They say a picture describes a thousand words right? Here are several pictures which hopefully illustrate what I have been up to.

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So happy right now! πŸ€—

So I just got this message all the way from Kentucky! Super excited that my book is going to be read by more women, and that my work is going to reach people in another country! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

I’ve had some challenges over the last week but this is a well needed and very welcome boost.

In other writing news, I have now completed two versions of my short story on survival ‘That Gleaming Moment- Notes on Survival’. In two weeks I will be submitting them to the Bridport international writers prize and The Guardian BAME writers competition. 🀞🏾🀞🏾🀞🏾🀞🏾

3 weeks into my Cambodian adventure

So much has happened since I have been here.

I’ve spent a week training in the capital city Phnom Penh.

I then spent another week in Cambodia’s second largest city Battambong, where we were based whilst we visited the village community placements in Banan and Kroas Kala.

I’ve discovered the joys of new friendship, avocado smoothies and Cambodian food in general. It’s 5am here and there is music being played, I think to do with a wedding?

I’m now in my placement in Banan and I’m really proud of the following :

  1. Independently going to the market and getting breakfast
  2. Using an outside loo and shower
  3. Not panicking too much as we sped around on a motorbike
  4. Putting up my mosquito net in my new room.
  5. Still remembering how to ride a bike.

My volunteers both Khmer and UK are here and super lovely folk. Project training for them starts tomorrow.

Well one of my lovelies has managed to get a nip on the leg by an over friendly dog so it’s off to the hospital for us.

Cambodia day 1

After an epic 14 hour journey, we are here safe and sound. We have already done some sightseeing, seeing the Royal palace and the highlight for me was seeing the Mekong river. We are travelling around with our Cambodian team leader counterparts who are all very lovely and helpful.

It’s very hot and I’m pretty knackered so looking forward to a shower and an early night.