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Cambodia volunteering adventure

Homeward bound

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | Views [396]

Just a note from the middle of the desert - literally.  We are at Abu Dhabi airport enroute to Australia.  Sad to be finishing our year but excited to be going home to see everyone and hug a gum tree again! We completed our time in Europe with ... Read more >

Summer in the UK

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | Views [326]

Note the picture!  One of the colder and wetter summers ever.  We have a few days here and Northern Ireland walking and cycling.  So far have explored Dartmoor on foot, Malvern hills and cycled the Gloucester to Sharpness canal. The days are incredibly ... Read more >

Photos: Europe

ITALY | Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Living the dream in Tuscany

ITALY | Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | Views [321]

I have always thought those romantic pictures of Tuscany were rose tinted.  But they are not!  It really is a stunning place.  We are lucky enough to be doing a volunteering stint in Chiusi at an old farmhouse owned by a delightful family.  David and ... Read more >

Hanoi ...and farewell Asia

CAMBODIA | Monday, 21 May 2012 | Views [1193]

After Hoi An we travelled to Hue which is the city of the perfumed river.  A lovely city with an amazing Citadel to explore. We had a few days exploring the river and cycling.  Then another long overnight bus into Hanoi.  If Hue is lift music ... Read more >

Swim Vietnam

CAMBODIA | Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | Views [882]

We were lucky enough to be in Hoi An, Vietnam in 2009 and help out with Swim Vietnam.  At that time it was a new project to give swim lessons to children in Hoi An.  We used 2 hotel swimming pools and had 4 instructors. Now in 2012 the program is an ... Read more >

Vietnam south to north

VIETNAM | Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | Views [733]

We have crossed the border to Vietnam!  Arrived in Ho Chi Minh which was as hectic and crazy as last time.  Found a hotel and then Beer Hoi - the fresh beer which Jan reckons has no alcohol so he can have several. From HCM to Dalat by bus.  dalat ... Read more >

What we will miss

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 7 Apr 2012 | Views [400]

We are in Phnom Penh for our last few days of Cambodia.  We will miss this place; especially some of the special things:- * Life on the street - step out the door anytime and people are working, eating, living, lying in hammocks * Swimming in a ... Read more >

Irrawaddy Dolphins and Soft Shelled Turtles

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 1 Apr 2012 | Views [1954]

The wildlife adventure continues.  In Kratie we took a boat out to see the rare Irrawaddy Dolphin found on the Mekong.  They have pretty snub noses.  We were lucky as it was early morning we saw many.  Also on the Mekong we visited a turtle cnservation ... Read more >

Mondulkiri and elephants

CAMBODIA | Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | Views [1185] | Comments [1]

We have had a wonderful time on the coast.  We just finished 2 weeks at Kep Gardens ( www.kepgardens.com ) which is a project set up by 2 Adelaideans to provide opportunities for rural young people.  Andrew and Janine have been there over 4 years ... Read more >

Photos: Coastal Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Sihanoukville to Kampot and Kep
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Coasting southern Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | Views [773]

We are now in Kampot.  Apologies for no recent posting - but we got to Sihanoukville and unfortunately the camera was stolen!  Our fault - on the beach; so excited to see the sea. Sihanoukville has some lovely beaches and some average ones.  We ... Read more >

Farewell Battambang

CAMBODIA | Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | Views [469]

Unbelievably over 6 months have passed.  So it is with sadness we prepare to leave Battambang.  We will have great memories of the kids, swimming, the countryside and the people we have met. But time to move on.  Next week we go to Sihanoukville ... Read more >

A day in the life...

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 7 Jan 2012 | Views [613]

Apparently it is very common at the start of a new year for people to consider changing theit job.  Well, I thought it might be a perfect time to write about the life of a street kid who cannot change their job! Imagine you have spent the night ... Read more >

Happy 2012 to all our followers!

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | Views [767]

We just wanted to say we wish all our friends and family a wonderful new year celebration and a happy and healthy 2012. New year is not celebrated here - they have Khmer New Year in April which is 3 days and is a huge event. To everyone making ... Read more >

Merry Christmas from us!

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | Views [996] | Comments [1]

Wishing all our wonderful friends and families a fabulous holiday season.  Of course Christmas is not celebrated here as a buddhist nation (not that that has stopped some pretty garish decorations appearing!). We will be teaching as normal - the ... Read more >

Transport options

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | Views [540]

This will be a long running category for the blog as there are so many astounding sights when it comes to transport.  Not only in the type of vehicle or animal; but what you can get onto it! The truck in the picture is typically loaded for a journey.... Read more >

Photos: Transport options

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | Photo Gallery

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More Wedding photos

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | Views [376]

If you would like to see more of the colourful weddings - here is a link to the CCT Facebook page! You can also see us horseriding. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cambodian-Childrens-Trust/268601584750

What's heart shaped and squeals like a strangled cat at 4am?!

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | Views [1158]

Answer: A Cambodian Wedding tent!  It is November, the rains are almost over and Cambodian Wedding season is here.  That means stripey tents with heart shaped entrances and plastic decorations appearing all over town.  Couples choose a date via ... Read more >

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