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.

Achieving new goals-part 2

Just got a call saying my application has been accepted and I’m through to the assessment stage for team leader for VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas). It’s been a dream of mine for a while now to live abroad and also to volunteer for VSO.

I realised earlier in the year that I am reaching the cut off age for the team leader position. In Cornwall I realised that I don’t have a permanent job or a home anymore so why am I putting off something I really want to do. So watch this space! #2018abroad #liveyourdreams #makeithappen