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Kim's Cambodia Cycle Challenge 6-17 Feb 2014 Kim's cycling adventure across Cambodia, raising funds and awareness for human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

15th Feb - LAST LEG: 104 km to Sihanoukville

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Views [297] | Comments [1]

If yesterday was tough, today was even tougher, and boy oh boy were we all nervous in the morning. We left Kampot on our bikes by 7am to try and get as much riding done by the am before it got too hot. The day was broken into relatively manageable bite ... Read more >

14th Feb - OMG we did almost 90kms!!!!

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 | Views [364]

We left the capital city Phnom Phen before 7 this am by bus for a few hours, our guides Alan and Cham surprised all the ladies with a rose for valentines day on the bus which was so sweet of them and we all went aaahhhhhh about. we met the support van ... Read more >

13th Feb - SM foundation and AFESIP visit, Tomdy centre visit and Killing Fields tour

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | Views [362]

Today was another jam packed day, apent in and around the capital city Phnom Penh. After a hearty hotel rooftop breakfast with 360 views around the city, we headed off to visit the offices of AFESIP and the Somaly Mam foundation, Somaly is behind both ... Read more >

12th Feb - next cycle leg to capital city Phnom Phen

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | Views [444] | Comments [2]

Last night we had a surprise for dinner - we were invited into the home of a local Cambodian family, a tour guide friend of our tour leader. His wife cooked the most amazing array of loyal dishes, some of which we had not yet tried in previous dinners, ... Read more >

11th Feb - first Shelter visit

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | Views [586] | Comments [1]

Today was our first Shelter visit, we left early (as usual!) 7-am, we jumped into 4 very nice land cruisers to transport us through the bush/jungle/countryside to visit one of the 3 shelters set up by Somaly and AFESIP. it was a bumpy 3 hour ride into ... Read more >

10th Feb - cycle across countryside 70kms

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | Views [385]

Today we cycled 70 kms, a personal best EVER (anything over 25 kms would beat my previous best!)  we all felt sooooo good with ourselves. It was a tough day though, hot, dirty, sticky. Early start at 7am we hit the busy roads out of Siem Reap and ... Read more >

9th Feb - Angkor Temple circuit 35kms

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | Views [418] | Comments [1]

Up early for a safety briefing and got on our bikes. Did our first ride today, 35kms only, they're breaking us in gently!!!!!! Super hot, loads of sunscreen and insect spray! We visited 3 templates over the course of the day. Exiting and coming back ... Read more >

8th Feb - a day in the life of a Cambodian villager

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 8 Feb 2014 | Views [383]

Today we got a fascinating opportunity to have a glimpse into the everyday life of a Cambodian villager. We joined a local family and spent a day walking in their shoes. Situated just outside Siam Reap, we arrived by bus in one of the local villages.... Read more >

7th Feb - we've arrived in Cambodia!

CAMBODIA | Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | Views [341]

A full days travel to get here, but we have arrived! Some of us went from sydney to Singapore, about 8 hours, then a 5 hour stopover in Singapore and then 2 hours to Cambodia. Our group is quite large, 16 all up from all over Australia, including Sydney, ... Read more >

3rd Feb - Somaly Mam's book review

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | Views [302]

The Road of Lost Innocence :  The True Story of a Cambodian Childhood  Somaly Mam was abandoned as a baby and looked after by her grandmother until she disappeared. She was then taken into the care of a man she called 'grandfather', but ... Read more >

31st Jan - Somaly Mam's life

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | Views [199]

Here's a link to a you tube clip, to learn more about Somaly Mams life. Her book is just amazing and inspiring too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOxhntQxisY

28th Jan - intro video about Project Futures

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | Views [257]

Heres a video link to learn more about Project Futures, the amazing charity organisation supporting this cycle, and who do so much for support the anti trafficking and human slavery cause,  their goal is to help end sex trafficking particularly ... Read more >

20th Jan - where we'll be going in Cambodia

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | Views [310]

As shared by Raw Travel:  This ride through Cambodia, taking in all the famous sights but also venturing off the beaten track to experience the vibrant village life that is the true soul of the country will truly be an amazing experience. ... Read more >

16th Jan - How the "2014 Business Chicks Cycle Challenge" came about

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | Views [399]

How the “2014 Business Chicks Cycle Challenge” came about and how I first got to hear about this Article from Business Chicks newsletter, July 2013: We fell in love with Somaly Mam last year so we've teamed up with PROJECT FUTURES ... Read more >

15th jan, testing technology and image uploads, iPad connectors, global sims all sorted

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | Views [264]

So this is the card I had made up to hand out, list and distribute to interested parties. Postcard size definitely helped to make the cause and cycle more legitimate and above board esp when asking for corporate donations of raffle prizes for retailers ... Read more >

Photos: Kim's Cambodia Cycle photos

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Pre planning - setting up blog, 14th jan, canberra, australia

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | Views [347] | Comments [2]

Hi, I'm Kim Kirsten and I'm about to embark on an epic adventure of A Lifetime. I'll shortly be cycling with several other ladies from the awesome Business Chicks network, to raise funds and awareness for human trafficking and sexual exploitation. We ... Read more >

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