Tuesday was a national holiday, so 6 of us took a trip south to a costal province called Kep, where we took a very unsteady longboat to an island for one night. The island was a completely different outlook on things, it didn’t feel like Cambodia; but was equally beautiful. The sea surrounding the the island was fantastically warm, and there we hammocks and restaurants around so it was very much like a retreat. It gave me time to really take everything in that’s happened on the trip.
The night took a turn for the worst, three of us have fallen very unwell. It’s quite scary as I’m so far from home and I’m running a really high temperature, makes you think the common cold we complain about back home is so insignificant. I am really hopefully to be ok by Thursday so I can see out the last two days at the Orphanage.
Unfortunately there aren’t enough funds for the rest of the materials for us to finish the roof we are repairing, which is very upsetting. If I’m well enough tomorrow I’m taking the gentleman who runs the orphanage to a market and I am going to donate the money to get the materials. It’s such an affordable donation I feel happy to be able to do it for the kids and leave a personal stamp in their minds of my two weeks out here. Hopefully they’ll remember me as much as I’ll remember them !