Hi! Thanks to all of you who have sent messages and e-mails. I really appreciate it - please continue to write! Sorry I haven't replied personally yet, but the internet here is not the most reliable and I've had trouble the last couple of days getting online. Seeing that the Sage Foundation Project doesn't reopen until 31st December, I spent yesterday and today working on another NGO project in town, setting up their accounts system. Bit of a busman's holid...
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Hi! I will be starting my project on Monday 31st December so I have a few days holiday until them. Most of the projects are closed this week because the ex-pats want to celebrate Christmas. The school is about 40km (about 1 hour by motorbike) from Siem Reap in a former Khmer Rouge stronghold, where there are over 1000 children and only one school! The school itself doesn't have electricity or water and many of the children don't even have enough food. An awful lo...
Hello Well I arrived in Siem Reap at 10am on Christmas Day. The flights were fine and as usual I didn't sleep, so felt rather exhausted after travelling for 15 hours, only to find that I had to work as soon as I got here (xmas party for the children). Registered with the project and shown where I'll be staying. It's ok. Clean, with no creepy 8-legged visitors, but there's no hot water and they discourage you from using the air conditioning. So at 2am this mornin...
Soo-sa-day Noel! (Merry Christmas!)