Today started off with a trip to the market to purchase some paint for the orphanage.. The girls and I are planning to create a collage of flags for the kids and paint them on a white wall.. Attached are “before photos” of our task.. We had to remove all of the sticks/wood with nails on away from the wall so we could start painting.. It was covered with ants that bite so was quite painful at times!
We then went to visit the monks.. There wasn”t any teaching today as they were throwing a party for another volunteer who”s leaving tomorrow – she has been teaching them for 2 months so they were quite upset to see her leave!
On our way to the orphanage we came across an elephant casino online casually walking down the street… It was amazing to see one up close.. Even the local people were taking photos and happy to see it.
We now have 3 days off due to public holidays, so myself, Will and a few other volunteers are planning to take a trip up to Siem Reap (a 7 hour journey to see Angkor Wat) So we will try and update you as much as we can about this amazing opportunity if there is wifi!
Every day so far we have been caught at the house as soon as it gets dark… The dogs turn really territorial at night so if you are riding past them on your bike they will bark and chase you. We have had some interesting experiences with them that we will update you on soon.