Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Cambodia.

Sunday, Nov 16: On the Road to Kep!

Posted in Cambodia on November 17, 2014

We were set to meet Vy, our host partner representative from Equitable Cambodia, at 11am so we had some time to wander through a portion of the Royal Palace after breakfast which happened to be right next door to our accommodations. The architecture and detail of the buildings and temples at the Royal Palace were outstanding; unfortunately, we did not get to explore the whole grounds, but we did get to see the Silver Pagoda where the Emerald Buddha is kept.

Once we met up with Vy, she took us to a restaurant called ‘Friends’, which is a local NGO that works to develop skills for marginalized youth so that they can find employment at different establishments in the future. The food at Friends was amazing and featured flavours such as lemongrass, ginger, kaffir lime, and hot chilies!

After lunch we were on the road to Kep to settle into our home away from home for the next two weeks at the Kep Beach House. The scenic drive full of rice fields and lush greenery took about four hours.

By the time we reached Kep, it was time for dinner and bed shortly thereafter so that we would be well rested and prepared for our first day at the job site.

Sarah Armstrong
DWC Team Leader
Cambodia, November 2014

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