Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... I where born so it is still rough for the people. The reason for the rain comment (and we had read this) is because not all the bodies/graves have been dug up due to funding and with heavy rain it washes away mud to uncover bones of the dead and walking around you can see this. He dropped us off at the entrance and we where given an audio guide which talked you round the area. We thought it was literally going to be a muddy field but were ...
... place. The first performance was a dance representing the birth of the Khmer kingdom. Then there were two other traditional dances - one asking for a bountiful crop and the other I'm not sure about. In the afternoon we returned to the school and played traditional Khmer ...
... games after our
twenty minutes of work was finished. That seemed to strike a chord
and they did perform better. I went round and checked their answers
to the very simple question and they had all got the right answers. I
gave them faint praise and told them this stood as proof that they
weren't stupid, just weren't behaving properly.
We played games and it was
the first time I saw everyone smiling in class, even me.
This took ...
... from the poor
little thing, stripping her to her basic components.
Once the engine was free
we removed the rear swing arm and wheel and then turned out attention
to the front. Eventually the bike was stripped and no longer a bike.
It was nothing more than a sad little collection of part scattered
over the floor but at least now it had a future.
We cleared it up and Saiem
and Steve went off to deal with the next phase of the problems. ...
... afternoons. It
had become clear to me that teaching work was not particularly
reliable and I was beginning to think it was important to start
building our rental business up so that it could support us,
completely if necessary. Doubling the number of bikes we owned would
literally cover all of my rent and monthly expenditure. We had a
number of bikes to sell which would raise enough capital to invest in
half of the bikes we needed to see this plan come to ...