Hey guys I am Liza or Lilou, I am from the Highlands in Scotland. I am here on this site after being influenced by two people that floated into my life a friend of old and more recent addition.
It began like this....
So after having a rough chapter in my life my dear friend Toni was up from London for a visit, we were sitting in a pub pint in hand as all us classy girls do, I was having a moan about this that an the next and she said what have you always wanted to do, and I said go see the world and help some people in a far flung place, so she then asked like where and I said I have always wanted to go to Cambodia, so she said do it and if you knew Toni although she is a very little dainty girl she has that wild cockney accent so can come across a little scary, so little ole me a little merry after a few pints says yes okay I will I am gonna do it!! So I went home and applied to be a volunteer at a school in Cambodia that I had found a long time ago. I applied and got accepted so sold up left the job I loved and here I am again with a pint in hand starting up a travel blog after the other influence suggested that I start one, I had never thought about doing one before but here I am so here goes and I hope I dont bore you too much.
January 5th 2012
On the 23rd of November I arrived in Phnom Penh after a mammoth 25 hours travelling!! On arrival at the airport you step into the airport and the heat hits you like a tidal wave after being on a freezing cold flight for the last 2 and a half hours from Hong Kong, then the smell intoxicates you, its a combination of incense and sticky bodies, and the chaos of airport staff and travellers buzzing around is like watching a ballet, all these people waiting to get their visas and go through passport control just looks to an outsider like no one has a clue what is going on and the process is so slow although you see all these very regal looking immigration police in their uniforms which are similar to the red army officer ... read more
November 2nd 2011
As I sit waiting for my trip to begin my mind keeps going over the last six months and how things have changed, how I ended up planning my trip and why I am sitting here writting. If I go back to March of this year my life was heading in one direction and it was full steam ahead, I now sit here wondering what is ahead of me.... Life is so incredibly unpredictable, are our lives mapped out for us with one route through the rough and smooth or do we have various routes that each of our decision lead too? Ive made a few random decisions in these last six months some of which are huge ovbiously the selling my home, leaving the city I called home, leaving the job I saw myself going ... read more
November 1st 2011
Okay so its finally setting in that in a mere 21 days I will be flying out of the UK and heading to live my dream in Cambodia, Phnom Penh to be more precise where I will start a new amazing chapter of my life where it will begin with a three month semester at the CWF School where I will hopefully help a few people learn to converse in English well with a Scottish twang of course, then from there who knows recent months have taught me to never have your life completely mapped out, of course you have to make a few plans to end up somewhere other than your bed, but the best thing is to just go with the flow and try to do as much as possible and to meet as ... read more