Arriving in Cambodia

At the moment I am about a thirty minute tuk-tuk ride from Cambodia’s capitol Phnom Penh. I am volunteering at an orphanage called Samrong Farm, teaching the children English.

I arrived on Sunday the 3rd of January and was picked up at the airport and then taken on a tuk-tuk to the Ruvuth Guesthouse where I was greeted by three lovely men and one women. The man that picked me up from the airport, Kimlay, took me for a short walk around the street I was staying on. When we got back to the guesthosue the men had a collection of empty beer cans and then they offered me one, of course I said yes! So we sat down and had an Angkor beer with them and the women joined us. They were funny people and so kind even if I didn’t know what they were saying most of the time. Kimlay left shortly after and then I ordered some dinner, fried rice with vegetables which only cost $2.10 believe it or not! They then game me another beer which I politely accepted. After I had eaten and drank my beer I decided it was time for bed even though it was only 8:30, but after all it was a long journey to get here.

The next morning on the Monday a guy named Hong picked me up and took me on a quick tour around the city city and took me into a shopping centre and then to the roof top where there was an amazing view. We also went to the central market and saw some pretty cool things, I am yet to go back there to do some shopping.

Then I took the tuk-tuk to Samrong Farm Orphanage where I would be staying for the next eight weeks. When we got there the kids were waving and shouting out hello to me. I was then taken to my room where here was three beds and then showed round the place. The kids were so lovely and the food that they cook there is so delicious that I always fill my plate up. I teach two classes, one is in the morning from 9-11 and the other one is from 1-3 in the afternoon. The rest of the time is free time to do whatever want to do and so far I am enjoying the time here.


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