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Children's Activity Leader in Cambodia

Best time of my life in Cambodia

Posted By Oliver Omar on 23 Apr 2013
Looking back at my time away between January and March 2013....all I can say is that I'm so glad that I chose to go to Cambodia!   For those who don't know, I spent 8 weeks living in Battambang; while volunteering teaching English and leading activities at an NGO school called Children's Action For Development (CAD).I loved this project as it put me into a situation which I've never been in before. At first I found teaching a bit of a challenge but it soon became the norm; and I saw each day as a new opportunity to teach the children something new that they'll gain from in the future.

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Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

Posted By Oliver Omar on 18 Feb 2013
On Friday 8th February, Hamish, a fellow volunteer, and I caught the 8:00 bus to Siem Reap. 5 hours later we had arrived, checked in to our hotel and were sat enjoying steak & chips for lunch.  Friday afternoon mainly featured souvenir buying and looking around. This is when I realised I had left my debit card 4 hours away at the volunteer house, with five dollars in my wallet the rest of the weekend wasn’t looking very promising.

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Battambang

Posted By Oliver Omar on 04 Feb 2013
Battambang is where I am living in Cambodia. The first thing I noticed in Battambang is the incredible amount of motorbikes and mopeds there are. It is the primary/only transport for people going to work, students going to school and even fearless tourists. Every pavement is lined with “motos” day and night. I also noticed some local people try getting multiple people on a moped; I’ve seen 3 people plus a baby on a single bike!There are also many colonial buildings, with my favourite being the Provincial Governor’s Residence which is very much overstated compared to it’s surroundings.

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First week in Cambodia

Posted By Oliver Omar on 21 Jan 2013
Hello and welcome to the first blog I have ever written!  It has been a week since I arrived in Cambodia and I’m having a great time. My first challenge was getting there! After a night in Bangkok, I got a taxi to the Mo Chit bus terminal to catch Bus 921 to Aranyaprathet town. The bus wasn’t too bad despite the random stops, which added a few hours to estimated journey time. Then I faced my first experience crossing a land border and all the queues! Luckily after hours queuing at the border a miracle happened, I was found by Kim one of the local coordinators (LC) who joined me and we were quickly off on the road to Siem Reap.

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Phnom Penh

Posted By Elliot Sharod on 10 Sep 2012
My Friday started off like any other morning in Cambodia. Wake up at 7, have breakfast, hop on a moped, teach some English. I finish at 10h30 on Fridays, which is quite nice, but on this Friday I returned home and started packing. Don’t worry, my time in Cambodia hasn’t come to and end. I was off to Phnom Penh for the weekend. We took a ‘took took’ (excuse the spelling), which is a 4 seater carriage pulled behind a man on a motorbike, to the bus station in Battambang and got on board our bus.

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Siem Reap & the Angkor Wat Temple

Posted By Elliot Sharod on 10 Sep 2012
Another week of work went by really well, I’m slowly getting the hang of this whole “teaching” business. Language barrier is still a bit on a struggle, but I’ve already noticed an improvement in some of the children’s English. Every Friday I finish work at 10h30, so the rest of the day is for me to do what ever I please and start the weekend with plenty of energy. This weekend I decided I would go to Siem Reap – I flew into there from Bangkok, but never actually went into the city.S

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What I've been up to recently

Posted By Elliot Sharod on 10 Sep 2012
I’d like to start this blog posting with a bit of an apology. I haven’t done a posting in a few weeks, and word on the inter-web is that my fans having been requesting a new one. So the fans have spoken, and here it is. It’s been a pretty crazy few weeks, really exciting and really tiring. As it stands there are 19 volunteers in the house at the moment. 14 of the 19 are a university group called DUCK, which stands for Durham University Charities Kommittee (the bad spelling of “Committee” is because it doesn’t make a cool acronym without the “K”).

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Duck, duck, duck, duck, erm... food?

Posted By Elliot Sharod on 01 Aug 2012
Food was always going to be an interesting part of my trip to Cambodia, and today proved that. Before I left, I watched a youtube video of when Gordon Ramsey visited this amazing country. (Link below) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC_3MY1CgtI One of the foods he eats is a duck egg which has been left to develop for 20 days and then boiled before eating. I thought it was a good challenge to accept. Today I lived up to this challenge.&

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