Here we go.....Our continuing journey in Cambodia!
Camps International Blog - cambodia
I read a quote recently from an American Ambassador stationed in Cambodia in the late 1990’s, which said, “Cambodia is an extremely dangerous country… you fall in love with it and then it breaks your heart!” And do you know what…it is so true!
The second day’s ride looks like it would cover about 50km along mainly dirt tracks with the occasional vehicle passing by – great scenery of open paddy fields and remote communes. But the highlight is ending the day at Preah Khan temple – we arrived mid morning and were literally the only people there bar the guy chilling in a hammock at the temple car park. It’s an awesome looking over-grown and falling down temple, very large, older than the Angkor Wat complexes and just completely deserted. No crowds like Angkor Wat, the whole place to ourselves – and we’re thinking the teams will sl
I wanted to write a quick blog to talk about the amazing road trip I had whilst looking for a new cycling route for school teams. We have been discussing establishing a proper 4 day/3 night cycling route for quite some time now – unfortunately life has been getting in the way of making it a reality. So finally I twisted Bunlay’s arm and we stuck in the diary a two day adventure to discover a suitable route.
It’s been an extremely rewarding few years working at Camps International since I left college and my Borneo 2011 trip with The Burgate School, watching thousands of volunteers spread hard work around the world where they have been making a real difference to the communities in which we work.
After another incredible school expedition season draws to an end, we have been lucky enough to experience some of your highlights through our annual Photographic competition, which is getting bigger and better every year! We were blown away by the number and quality of entries this year and really enjoyed seeing some of the amazing and heart-warming moments that you captured during your time with us.
As promised, for those of you who didn't fall asleep in part 1 of my Asia adventures, here is the second part about my favourite place I've been to so far - Camp Cambodia! (shorter I promise!)
So, in less than 2 weeks time I am being free'd from the office and let loose in the world with my end destination ultimately being Camp Borneo & Camp Cambodia! Which is pretty exciting right? OH YES but I also happen to be the most unorganised person in the world so this is certainly a challenge amongst all the excitement! In 2012 I was lucky enough to visit Camp Kenya & Camp Tanzania so I should be a pro at it by now you would think...
When we came to Cambodia, we were a group of, frankly beautiful, young people who barely knew each other and the land we were venturing into. We emerged from Cambodia a group of sweaty hardened individuals, now bonded for life.
But really, if you discount the trek related panic and asthma attacks, dirt related parasitic infections, various throwing up and bowel movements, it genuinely has been an incredible journey none of us will ever forget.