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Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... and the SE of
Asia was the opposite of the west in many ways. Fresh organic food
was cheap, literally it grew at the side of the road and eating
healthy was very straight forward. Junk food, on the other hand was
expensive and harder to find. Chocolate was about the same price as
it was in the west and was regarded as an expensive luxury. KFC had
showed its face in Phnom Penh but McDonalds was kept out by
corruption. In Thailand it was viewed as a quality ...
... twice a day and was meant
to move through their work incredibly slowly. I just couldn't see how
I could possibly fill the time with things to do. I spent some time
on google but it didn't help. In the end I took a shower and went out
for something to eat, via something to drink which would be followed
by something else to drink. If I was lucky, I'd come across a
Kindergarten teacher and get some pointers.
For the first time in
Cambodia, I was ...
... fan of interviews. I did some research into the school and
sure enough they were advertising three Kindergarten positions which
means I was looking at teaching far younger children then I was used
to. I never wanted to teach but enjoyed it once I got started so I
was happy to change direction and give anything a go in the short
I had a call once more
from the kids at school, various ones shouting at me to come back and
teach them. ...
... of refugees and border clashes the Vietnamese invaded in early 1979. Cold War politics meant that most first world countries including Britain, the US, Australia, France and even China refused to accept the new regime the Vietnamese set up and still allowed the Khmer Rouge a seat at the UN for years afterwards. The tour includes an audio guide with stories from survivors, guards and leaders of the regime currently on trial for genocide. The pagoda that houses ...
... had seat numbers assigned to us, and we stayed put in those seats, with no intention of moving at all. The amount of bickering and pointing at tickets and shaking of heads, followed by unhappy faces shuffling out of a seat and happy ones taking over those seats, was quite funny really. For those passengers who ended up with no seat, never fear! There is the trusty wooden plank which will fit conveniently in the aisle, balancing somewhat precariously on the seat frames ...