Hello everyone! Apologies about the lack of blogging, we were without internet for a few days, and before that we were just being lazy! Soo.......2 weeks have past, we were teaching in Nong Khai for 2 weeks in a local school. After the 3 days of hardcore training at the volunteer centre we went to stay with our host Orawan and had our won bungalow to ourselves with a TV. She fed us A LOT of food over the 2 weeks, gave us breakfast and dinner everyday. Wernt too keen on the early morning though, had to be up at 6.30 and be at school for 8 then sit around for an hour listening to this scary teacher bark at the kids over a microphone, then the kids sing their plinky plonky national anthem. We thought for our first day they would maybe show us around but no, we were plonked wight in front of a class of teenagers and ordered to 'teach English!' like it was the easiest thing in the world!
So anyway, 2 weeks later, completely thrown in at the deep end we were very proud of ourselves, have been very resourseful making up games and activities for all age groups and classes completely unprepared as we never knew what we were teaching day to day! Secondary kids were hard work, primary were great but it was sooo basic, we were literally teaching them a bit of vocab and playing games and singing songs. Very tiring as we always finished school exhausted and had to go home for naps, we were very un rock and roll.
Got woken up every morning at 5 am by Orawans bloody cockerals but we were cheered up by one of the hens laying eggs which hatched into 5 gorgeous little chicks. Then one our second to last day her dog panda had 4 puppies which pleased Alex a lot!
Left Nong Khai on Saturday to get night train back to Bangkok where we actualy slept hurrah! Got to Bangkok 8 am on Saunday and got a tuk tuk to Koh San road - we managed to pick a tuk tuk driver with the s***s though as he had to park up twice to run to the toilet, nice! Anywhoo, a spot of shopping and some yummy street pad thai later we made our way to the airport and got our flight to Phnom Pehn.
Phnom Pehn was pretty skanky city, stayed at a lovely hotel Backy suggested which was quite pricey but made a deal with them to stay at their other hotel in Siem Reap and got the journet between the two thrown in as well as breakfast so quite good. Very luxurious hotels, not what were used to! Bloody expensive city, so we were pleased to move on to our 4 nights in Siem Reap.
Arrived here yesterday (after running over and killing a dog on the way!) and its gorg, much nicer city and our hotel has a pool. Gonna go now anyways but wil update again soon. Sorry if this is pants and a bit rushed, but check out the pics too of our last bit of teaching, the kids are sooo cute!
Missing you all at home, remember keep in touch, we like texts and messgaes on the blog, it can get lonely here!
Rach x x x