Category Archives: Travel

Work…and Road Safety

Who needs a tuk tuk

Work work work…that’s what everyone wants to know about….so here’s a bit of a rundown so that everyone is kept up to date with what I am doing and where…Mick will have to update yáll on his own work situation which involves moving to his office space in the front of our apartment. My placement […]

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Orussey Market – Phnom Penh

Birds eye view

Phnom Penh has a huge amount of markets that cater to tourists, locals and expats alike. Mick and I are lucky enough to live directly across from a small local market so we have easy access to fresh fruit and veg, meats, plastic containers, makeup, socks, soup and coffee. But if we are in need […]

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Update – One Month In Cambodia

Time flies in Cambodia

Boy, doesn’t time fly when you are having fun…or when you are stupidly busy and trying to cope with the heat, the dust and the noise of Cambodia. It seems like it has been ages and yet not long at all since we flew out of Sydney and arrived fresh faced and eager into Phnom […]

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Expectations

Is this going anywhere?

Two weeks down and a whole lot of house-hunting, negotiating, learning and training has seen us all exhausted but it has been exciting and very rewarding. One thing that was touched on in training was managing expectations, which has become all too true recently for a fellow volunteer. A misunderstanding, break-down of communication and differing […]

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Finding our Feet

First Week

All’s well in the land of fish amok. We have hit the ground running, literally, for the past 10 days or so. Once we got to Phnom Penh, we had to hit the ground running. The Country Manager, Sandra, met us at the airport and it has been all stations go for the last ten […]

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Tourism Transparency

Tourism Transparency

If you are considering a trip to Burma/Myanmar then I highly recommend checking out a good friend’s website – Tourism Transparency. This organisation is a small, independent group of active campaigners who are aiming to educate tourists to Burma about responsible travel. As trips to Burma are becoming increasingly more popular, it is important in […]

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Welcome

Well…we made it. Safely, relatively comfortable and happy. Of course we were sad to go, tears were shed and scared thoughts shared but we made it. And now the adventure begins!

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It’s Time

As I lie here in bed listening to the world wake up, I’m finally struck by that sickly feeling. You know the one of nervous excitement coupled with terror that only hits when something really big is about to or has happened. Yeah….that one. Questions are going through my head like “Do I want to […]

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Orphanage Tourism

Children are Not Tourist Attractions

There was a recent article published on the Sydney Morning Herald website that was examining the business of orphanages in Cambodia. I don’t claim to be any kind of expert or even a novice on this topic, but it is a very sensitive and controversial topic that is worthy of a post I think!

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Ten

Leaving Soon

Waking up today it struck me that *GULP* we have 10 days til we leave…TEN DAYS! ERMERGERRD. The last few weeks have been pretty mammoth mentally and physically and to be perfectly honest, I’m really looking forward to being able to sleep in (maybe) and having not as much to do. There have been a […]

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