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  • Volunteering Over

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    AndrewJones

    by: AndrewJones

    created on: Sep 22, 2015 | Cambodia

    This is just a short note really to say that it's now almost 2 weeks since I finished volunteering at Salariin Kampuchea School on the outskirts of Siem Reap. I'm still in Cambodia, having travelled to Kampot, which is a picturesque town close to the coast, and my intention is to continue travelling in Cambodia and then on to Thailand, before returning to the UK in a month or two's …

  • One week of volunteering remaining!

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    AndrewJones

    by: AndrewJones

    created on: Sep 05, 2015 | Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Next week is the 12th and final week of my time spent volunteering at Salariin Kampuchea on the outskirts of Siem Reap, so I'm in a reflective state of mind at the moment. Let's start with a few of my random thoughts on Cambodia and life in Siem Reap. There are no coins in Cambodia, just notes, either US dollars or Cambodian riels; I've been pleasantly surprised at the overall standard of tomato …

  • Volunteering in Siem Reap

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    AndrewJones

    by: AndrewJones

    created on: Aug 01, 2015 | Siem Reap, Cambodia

    It's about a month since I last wrote a journal entry and since then I've settled into a routine during the week of rising at about 6.45am (well, make that 6.50am creeping towards 7am) and then leaving my hotel at about 8.10am to cycle across Siem Reap so that I arrive at Salariin Kampuchea, the school where I'm volunteering, for 8.30am. And I have waved goodbye to my old bicycle, which …

  • Welcome to Greenpop

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    GwenParry

    by: GwenParry

    created on: Jul 08, 2015 | Cape Town, South Africa

    I have been in Cape Town for less than 48 hours and I already feel at home. The flat that I am staying in (the Cape Town Loft) is home to about 10 other interns. Most work at Greenpop like I do but the rest work in all sorts of different places, from an LGBT organisation to the fashion industry. We are a very international group and I am currently …

  • And so the adventure begins...

    GwenParry

    by: GwenParry

    created on: Jul 05, 2015 | Liverpool, United Kingdom

    In just a few short hours, I will be heading off to Manchester airport to start the circa 24 hour journey to Cape Town, South Africa. I still can't quite visualise the fact that I will not be back in Liverpool, let alone the northern hemisphere for a whole 2 months. It is tremendously exciting to think that by the time I get back, I will have so many photographs, …

  • A Day in the Life

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    AndrewJones

    by: AndrewJones

    created on: Jul 04, 2015 | Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Since my last journal entry I've completed my volunteering orientation programme (very impressive title) with Markus from Interweave, which was very enlightening and wide ranging and included practical training plus a tour of some of the local must-see sights. For example, I've now seen Angkor Wat at sunrise (not so spectacular when it's cloudy and the sun wrongfoots all the tourists by sneaking up behind the clouds) but nonetheless the …

  • First Week in Cambodia!

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    AndrewJones

    by: AndrewJones

    created on: Jun 18, 2015 | Siem Reap, Cambodia

    I'm here! Arrived in Phnom Penh last Friday the 12th June and stayed there for a couple of nights visiting the Royal Palace but mostly just doing my best to adjust to the sights and sounds of this chaotic, colourful city. My tuk tuk driver from the airport to the hotel valiantly negotiated his way through the traffic madness (well, it seemed like madness to my western eyes), finding spaces …

  • Day of Departure!

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    AndrewJones

    by: AndrewJones

    created on: Jun 11, 2015 | Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Well this is the morning of my day of departure for Cambodia and I'm at my brother's near Birmingham. I packed yesterday and I think it's fair to say that I am not what might be termed a 'seasoned traveller'. Why not? One clue is my approch to buying a suitable backpack. Having ordered a backpack on-line, I decided that it wasn't large enough. Now a seasoned traveller would have …

  • Planning the Journey

    GemmaThompson

    by: GemmaThompson

    created on: Jun 05, 2015 | United Kingdom

    You can't start a journey without planning it prior. After deciding to volunteer on the 'Big 5' scheme with Kaya volunteer, it was only a matter of time before flights and accomodation were being booked. After scouring the internet and finding the places which are best for me, I consulted my travel "partner in crime" Summer in order to start the booking. Now, 2 weeks in Port Elizabeth have been …

  • Living and Volunteering in Siem Reap

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    AndrewJones

    by: AndrewJones

    created on: May 17, 2015 | Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Hiya, at the end of March '15 I gave up my job and in 3 weeks I'm going to fly to Phnom Penh as a first step towards 12 weeks of volunteering for a community project in Siem Reap. The plan (I thought it best to have something that approximates to 'a plan') is to spend a few days in Phnom Penh, and then travel up to Siem Reap, for another …

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