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Phnom Pehn

Hi All,

Sheena and I arrived safe and well in Cambodia's capital today Phnom Pehn. At a sunny 29 degrees it has been a very warm welcome to the cold weather we left behind!!

We were met by our guide Le'ak at the airport were we got a tuk tuk to our hotel taking in the scenery.. After a cold refreshing shower we hit the road to take in more culture first stop was to eat traditional Cambodian Fish Amok and very tasty it was to. We have visited a number of historic places today, but for me the most poignant part of the day was visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (Office21 or S-21)created on orders of Pol Pot in April 1975. Office 21 opened as a museum in August 1979.

We are now off out for a relaxing dinner and what will be an early night as we haven't slept since 5am Monday morning... We will be hitting the road @ 5am for a 9 hour drive to Bun Lung to stay over night before heading on to Ol' Tuch...

So signing off now have pleasant evening one and all...

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Posted by ANinCambodia 03:21 Comments (1)

At Heathrow, waiting for out gate to be announced!

Nicky and I have had an early start and yawning away as we await our gate number to be announced! Looking forward to a nap on the plane!

Regards,

Sheena Pabari
Demand/Project Manager
07834 893 531

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Posted by ANinCambodia 01:50 Comments (1)

FW: Cambodia - Itinerary

More pictures from Cambodia!

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Here we come...

Cambodia - Here we come!

As some of you know, Sheena Pabari and Nicky Burton are off on a 13-hour flight on Monday to support our charity efforts and see where the money we've raised for United World Schools (UWS) has been spent and to help the people of United World Schools in some of their schools.

Here's a sneak-peak of their itinerary:

Itinerary:

Upon arrival they will be met by Le'ak, UWS Pnom Phen rep, will meet with them, and stay with them throughout their stay acting as translator, guide etc.

Day 1: Pnom Pehn - Holocaust Centre and the market (try and shake off the jet lag!)

Day 2: Head to Bun Lung (at first light) – where they will do some preparation for teaching and explore BunLung

Day 3: Travel to Ol Tuch – start teaching, meet the people, explore

(number of days spent at Ol Tuch is yet to be determined – depends on how much they can take, as there is no electricity, one water pump, back to nature type of toilet facilities (in the jungle) and outdoor hammocks for sleeping)

After a break they will then see some working UWS schools to get a vision of what their aim is.

Then back to Ol Tuch to complete.

Nothing is set in stone and schools and visits can change. This gives Sheena and Nicky three nights in a hammock!!

Some words from Sheena and Nicky:

Sheena - Really excited about the challenges coming our way, the personal challenge in overcoming the changes in lifestyle on a short term basis, especially whilst in Ol Tuch. Really looking forward to meeting the kids that we’ll be teaching and embracing the value that we’ll be adding. And feeling very fortunate to be given this opportunity.

Nicky - I’m very excited about this opportunity to visit Cambodia and see the great work being done to enhance other lives. I’m a little apprehensive about the cultural change but will fully embrace the village lifestyle. I’m looking forward to meeting the villagers and the kids we’ll be teaching. This kind of opportunity doesn’t come along often I feel very fortunate so to be selected and represent the company.

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