Last week in Chhuteal :(

Trip Start Jul 14, 2012
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Trip End Sep 14, 2012


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Flag of Cambodia  , Kâmpóng Chhnăng,
Sunday, August 19, 2012

Currently in Kampong Thom, again, as we have moved house to start a pilot project for SKIPs next few years. The last week we spent in the house in Chhuteal flew by, and we were all really sad to leave. We played loads of odd games such as the - innuendo-spit-water-all-over-each-other game; ew, family fortunes where we had the Isles family versus the Salmon family, billions of quizzes and on the last night we had a huuuuge party at the house. The entire village turned up although most of the people stayed by the gate as they were too shy to come in. The DJ played lots of Cambodian music which we all really enjoyed; however he was pretty short of English music so we had the same three songs a billion times :/
 Our last day of school was very emotional, we had gotten very attached to the kids so it was horrible to say goodbye. One of the girls came over to me and said, excuse me miss but I would like to please kiss you on the cheek, so she did and it just made me cry loads. Really gonna miss it there.
 My favourite activity this week has definitely been learning how to ride a motorbike, I'm an absolute pro! :D Our new school that we will be teaching at next week is 8km away, so we get to go by motorbike rather than pedel bike- win.
 The new SKIP house looked alot more promising than the Chhuteal house, it was made of brick and actually has walls and a floor. We were all pretty happy with it until we needed the loo. There is no running water, no shower/sink/toilet. At first I thought it was a joke and we would be shown the real bathroom soon enough, but nope, all we have is a hole in the floor and a tank full of dirty water. The tank is used for flushing the toilet by scooping out water and throwing it down the loo, and also for showers. Its rank. Thankfully we only have a week here and then we are headed to Bangkok where it will be slightly more civilised. 
 Recovered from my illness which happened last weekend in Siem Reap. Lucy and I started feeling unwell and it got to the point where we couldn't get out of bed, so we went to the hospital along with Natalie, and between the three of us we raked up a $1000 medical bill. Lucy and I had gastroentiritis, caused by bacteria probably from some sort of food poisoning. Was well ill but we are all okay now.
 Heading back to the house now and its raining super hard. Ciao!

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BeccaB on

Oh Han you do make me smile! I can't believe you spent that much at the hospital! I'm glad you're better now thought! Goodbyes are the hardest but they must have loved you! Enjoy the next trip! Be careful on those mopeds, don't crash!xxxxxx

Melly =) on

Awww Han I love that photo of you all so adorable =D
I am so Jealous of you learning how to ride a motor bike! NO FAIR hahaha
This blog actually brought a tear to my eye though, sounds amazing Han =) Miss you so so much now though can't wait till you're back and can tell me all about everything,
Take Care
xxxxxx

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