Phnom Penh

Trip Start Feb 27, 2012
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Trip End Aug 26, 2012


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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hey :)

Gonna try to post updates whenever possible now basically, so I don't forget stuff..
Anyway done a lot over the past couple of days, mainly touristy stuff, which although isn't why I came to do, is still great.
Went to the national museum which was really interesting, lots of big sculptures and statues from around the country from temples etc and other stuff, so I've got a better understanding about the history of the country. Then in the evening lots of people came for dinner and 'Prayer evening'. This was quite an experience considering I've never had any religious beliefs or gone to church or anything, so to then be standing in a room full of like 25 Cambodians and we're all singing and dancing to Christian songs, it was certainly.....different.
Also, yesterday I went to the royal palace, massive palace in the middle of Phnom Penh which is really cool. Then in the afternoon we went to the killing fields. A place with a really horrible history during the Khmer rouge era of Cambodian history in the 70's. Basically the name tells you all you nee to know...
When we got back, me and a couple of the girls from where I'm staying went to get some food for dinner, which turned out to be of a challenge than we originally anticipated..In all we drove around (on motorbikes) (don't worry mum, I wasn't actually driving, I was on the back), looking for supermarkets, but all4 we went to were closed, so finally found a street vendor who was roasting chickens on a spit, so we got 6 and then carried on searching to fin a bakery that was open, got to one just as it was closing but they allowed us to quickly run in and grab a load of bread. Finally, a good 2+ hours after setting off, we arrived back with dinner, absolutely shattered.
Today, we haven't done much, but Annie, the woman running it has left to go back home to new Zealand for a few months, so everyone was saying their goodbyes and stuff. Also, everyone who stays here (medical staff etc) has to learn English so they can help represent the organisation in the future. So I was teaching for of them for about an hour so they can practice for a test we've got to do with them.
Anyway that's all for now,
Josh x
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Sam on

Hey Josh, how comes it says your in London on this post :S ?

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