This is all about my trip to Cambodia.
It is especially for students at Oak Grove College.
I will use it while I'm away to tell you what I have been doing and show you pictures.
I am also going to try answer some of your questions about Cambodia.
If you have any more questions or want to tell me your news while I'm away please email me.
I would love to hear from you.
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Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ...more info
Me in KampotI'm sitting on the bridge over the river in Kampot. I really like my town. Everyone here is very friendly and there are some nice restaurants and places to go to visit.
This is my new house.I am very happy with my house. In the garden there are lots of fruit trees. There are mangoes, guavas, pomgranates and another fruit that I don't know the name of!
This my kitchen.It is a bit different to my kitchen in England. I don't have an oven or a microwave but I have a gas cooker. I have been learning how to cook lots of vegetables that I haven't seen before.
These are the people I work with.There are four other volunteers, 1 from Ireland, 1 from America and 1 from Holland. There are also 5 assisants who help us to do our jobs.
Some days I go out to visit to schools.Over the year I will be working with lots of differents schools. I want to try to help them to make sure all children can go to school. At the moment some children don't go to school, especially girls and children with disabilities.
This is me on my motorbike.At first I found riding the motorbike a bit difficult, but I am getting used to it now. Sometimes the roads are very bumpy though, so I have to hold on tight!
Buntheng is my translator. He helps me to talk to teachers, shows me how to get to the schools and even fixes my motorbike when it breaks! He's fantastic!
This is another school I am working in. Its has 2 classes for students who are deaf. They use Cambodian sign language, which is a bit different to English signing. I am going to lessons to learn how to sign here.