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Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
This really is it - the last blog entry from Phnom Penh - a final endpoint in a long goodbye which started around Singapore when in my head, my travel adventure was over strictly speaking, as I was now on family business but so many of you asked me to keep writing so I did...
I have the cine reel running in my head and I hope you too share …
... as a pretty awful teacher, adding
that she hated children. Because she was such an awful teacher who
hated children and with a solid two weeks of experience under her
belt she left and found a better school, effectively doubling her
wages. This was one of the many problems with Western, low wages
attract the worst kind of teachers and scares away the decent ones,
or the awful ones who hate children. Consequently there were now less
than a ...
... in my most professional
manner and it was indeed a school. Sadly it was the same school but
at least a different bit of it. This time it was the Kindergarten and
they wanted me to return for a second interview as I had done so well
at the first. I didn't have to be there until 10.30 which turned out
to be a good thing because as luck would have it, this building was
on almost exactly the opposite side of town. In fact, as luck would
have it, it ...
... related the colour of the skin of my pupils.
I arrived at the coffee
shop later than usual but in time to see Steve surrounded by bags of
food. He'd bought biscuits and cakes for the staff, cakes for every
one of his students and chocolates for his teaching-assistants. It
was a sad event, our last morning coffee together before work and I
think I was more upset about it than he was. The school was scheduled
to be closed the following day and on the ...
... minute walk. They have an ethical policy of being non-profit and training locals. They sell crispy tarantula with black pepper and lime. We dont order that Khmer style Beef and peanut curry and the curried beef fillet and stir fried morning glory and crispy sweet potatoes. Morning glory is a spinach like substance, not a ****** that you can't get rid of. We drink mango/lime and frozen lime/black pepper daiquris. My curry has half a cow in large chunks, possibly a ...