CAMBODIA BLOG DAY NINE – 27th May 2013
We”re nearly at the end of our trip and it feels like it”s shot past, but at the same time it feels like I”ve been here for months. The thought of coming back to our normality seems pretty surreal.
We had a fantastic weekend, travelling to the other side of Cambodia to Siem Reap to visit Angkor Wat. Siem reap was very different to south Cambodia, it”s very much more developed, lots of tourists and busy markets. Angkor Wat was absolutely incredible, we visited around 6 different temples in the day which takes it out of you when it”s 40 degrees!
On Monday we got back to our work and we all visited different schools and ran out our usual routine. It”s still very hard to take in the effect it has on the children, interaction with different people, stories from the west, the chance to learn 1st hand English, it definitely makes you feel good about yourself – were treated like heroes by the teachers and children, yet under the circumstances everyone remains humble, you kind of feel like you wish you could do more…
I”ve added some pics I taken over the last few days to show you this stunning country.
After work today a few of us went to the market and bought extra paintbrushes for our project “Flag Painting On the Wall” at the orphanage. It was fun until it started pouring down with rain so we had to have a little break. It was lucky that the paint didn”t run..
Here”s a few pictures of the stunning sunsets here and today.