Ramblings of a Wanderer

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Ramblings of a Wanderer

Carefree, happy go-lucky guy looking to explore the world!



Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap February 10th 2011

Subsequent to the previous blog, Loic and I along with the help of my American friend who is on exchange in Singapore, Stefan decided to start a fund-raising project to help build the new orphanage in Cambodia.. We have created a project on www.fundrazr.com and hope to raise the money in 3 months.. Below is the complete breakdown of the funds required! No Desription Quantity Unit Price Total 1 Brick 6000 300R 1800000R=$450 2 Sand 20m³ $20 $400 3 Cement 6T $85 $510 4 Gravel 20m³ $15 $300 5 Rock 5m³ $15 $75 6 Iron 6L 50kg $2 $100 7 Iron ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap February 10th 2011

I have already been to Cambodia 2 years ago and visited the Angkor Wat and other temples, Phnom Penh etc. So this visit, my main objective was to volunteer at Savong's orphanage and School. We stayed in Savong's house for the night and he welcomed us to stay for the remaining nights as well. Savong is this amazing guy, who has lived in poverty since he was a kid. With his eagerness to learn and educate himself, he decided to go live in a pagoda at a very young age and became a monk for 4 years learning Buddhism, philosophy and the ways of life. But however, he wanted to really make a difference in the lives of the poor children and realized that education was they key factor. Thus he got out of the pagoda, ... read more
The site of the new orphanage
At the orphanage
Katie with the kids at the orphanage

Asia » Laos February 5th 2011

After just a night in Vientiane (we planned to return later for another night) we took a bus early morning to Vang Vieng. VV is a rather small town surrounded by pristine rolling limestone hills hugging the town. We stayed at a charming little guesthouse called SpicyLaos backpackers with simple rooms and beds with mosquito nets. After chilling for a bit, we went walking around for a while towards the river. On crossing the wooden footbridge across the river, we walked around 1.5 km across the field and reached a small hill. Climb this hill at your own risk since its a little dangerous with steep climbs and sharp rocks. A Brazilian guy who was climbing with us got a deep cut needing stitches. That said, if you are careful enough this is an easy climb ... read more
Footbridge across the river
Swimming in the stream outside the cave
Inside Tham Phu Kham

Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane January 27th 2011

This was my first trip after a 3 month long break. During the break I had worked for a month on an internship and earned enough money to sponsor my trip. My flight was out of Kuala Lumpur on the 27th Jan afternoon at 13:30pm. I was supposed to take a bus from Johor Bahru to KL and make it to the airport early morning. Little did I know that I would be denied entry into Malaysia because of my visa being in the older passport. I had to come all the way back home and research online to discover that I could get a transit visa at the KL airport on arrival. I rushed to the airport with my bags and eventually bought a ticket. This was when I encountered the American girl, Christine. We ... read more




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