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Volunteers experience in Cambodia. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Adventures in Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on November 1, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 7am – The weekend is over and ,hi ho , hi ho–it’s back to work we go ! Four new families , four more latrines to build. Were are no longer apprentices and now have our journeyman papers we feel these will go up in no time – and they do. Read More…

Fun and hard work in Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on October 20, 2017

Wow, what an amazing start to our journey here in Cambodia. So much fun to connect with previous friends from the 2016 Nepal trip, 6 of us were reunited with Jen Baillee as our team leader. Team arrived at various times and had to wait to travel to Kep for the stragglers who missed their Read More…

Smiles greet volunteers to Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on January 30, 2017

Feb. 4 Today, Saturday February 4, the students started the day by going to the beautiful Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap. The temple is one of the seven wonders of the world and built entirely from stone. After a very sunny morning spent there, we enjoyed lunch at a Khmer restaurant. The girls had Read More…

Participant Thoughts

Posted in Cambodia on October 19, 2016

December 12: This was the last day of work this week. The other group continued scraping and painting the community buildings and it was a tough go. Sometimes work is work. Group number two finished off the dream home and it was another day full of song, dance and thatching. After only one day on Read More…

February 21, 2015: Sad Farewell

Posted in Cambodia on February 23, 2015

Thursday was a quieter day around each project site with finishing touches (install toilet, fishing concrete, roof and doors) being complete by Mr. Son and ourselves. Following a few photo ops, hugs and thanks we were off to lunch and then to a local school (Our School) located in Chamcar Bei where a school tour Read More…

February 18, 2015: Weekend Fun and Back to Work!

Posted in Cambodia on February 18, 2015

The last five days have flown by. Our weekend included a half day road trip to Kampot with a visit to the fish market, lunch at The Rusty Keyhole (famous for its ribs) and a foot massage at seeing hand massage (provided by blind masseuse). Our drive back to Kep was highlighted by a karaoke Read More…

February 13, 2015: Significant Progress

Posted in Cambodia on February 13, 2015

Wednesday and Thursday were focused days of work with considerable progress on both irrigation gates. Wednesday’s effort was rewarded with happy hour at The Veranda…needless to say there was much laughter (unfortunately some at Bill’s expense).  Friday was a special and eventful day. Our day started with visit to a local market to purchase a Read More…

February 10, 2015: Focused On The Task At Hand

Posted in Cambodia on February 10, 2015

Arriving at the worksite, the water had been drained and prepared for the inlet and outlet walls. There was a different feel around the project today…focused. Fairly quiet around each site as everyone was busy with task at hand. Today was also a special day in honour of Larry Steele, Lindy’s beloved husband who passed Read More…

February 9, 2015: Ferris Wheels and Muddy Feet!

Posted in Cambodia on February 9, 2015

First day on project started with a carnival type atmosphere. What started as a photo opportunity, turned into an unexpected early morning ferris wheel ride at a small carnival on route to Odong community. Then it was on to begin construction of two irrigation gates. The gates will be used to manage water flow while Read More…

February 8, 2015: Arrival to Phnom Pen

Posted in Cambodia on February 8, 2015

After about 32 to 36 hours of total travel, we arrive at Phnom Pehn around noon, just a little weary eyed and jet lagged. Greeted on arrival by Vy (or gracious host) and Betty. Betty arrived a day ahead (without luggage) and took in few sites (Royal Palace, national museum, Olympic stadium, Wat Bo, killing Read More…

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