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Thank You Cambodia

While exploring ancient temples packed with tourists around Siem Reap, we tried to imagine what these places looked like thousands of years ago. We imagined the intricate and enormous temples empty of tourists and full of orange robed monks and majestic elephants. We gawked at the sheer enormity of the temples that were now being…

Thankful To Experience Both

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]Today we woke up to air conditioned rooms and the sound of our alarm clocks instead of roosters for the first time in a week. After a good night’s sleep we were ready to embark upon a new journey; this time to the home of the Angkor Wat temples: Siem Reap! The feeling of…

Koh Preah For Dummies

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]* This post was also written last week but not uploaded until today when the group was in Siem Reap with a better internet connection. Part one: Taking a steam bath One may think that steam baths are only available in gyms or spas, but here on Koh Preah, these are nowhere to be…

July 4th on Koh Preah

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]* This post was written last week but not uploaded until today when the group was in Siem Reap with a better internet connection. Our July 4th began with a hearty breakfast of pork, eggs and rice. After rallying our tired bodies, we marched off to the medical clinic, minds set on working on…

Reflections on Koh Preah

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]*The group is now in Siem Reap touring Angkor Wat. These posts were written while they were working on the project last week but not sent until the group had wifi again today. Day 1- Today was our first work day on Koh Preah. We worked at the primary school, laying down cement. First we…

Tiny Toons

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]Yesterday at Tiny Toons we were met with smiling faces and excited chatter by the kids there. After an impressive performance with freestyling by the enthusiastic, young performers, we were given beginning dance lessons by one of the dance instructors.  The students’ glee and performance stood out to us. Even though they came from conditions…

Break-dancing and Education

Meg and Allison checked in with us today to let us know that the group spent the day at Tiny Toones, a Phnom Penh based NGO that uses break-dancing to engage, educate, and inspire Cambodian youth from impoverished neighborhoods. SStS students had a chance to learn about the NGO from Short, the general manager of…

Cooking Class and PSE

Today we started our day with a cooking class! We rode tuk-tuk’s to the local market to buy the ingredients we needed to make Amok and spring rolls. The first thing we noticed when walking into the market was the smell. It was an overwhelming smell of all the items the vendors were selling. It…

Unexpected lessons

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]Picture this: Hundreds of scooters with families stacked on top, fluorescent lights lining the streets, street vendors lining the roads, moisture so thick you feel as though you’re swimming in the air, a complete lack of personal space. Welcome to Cambodia! After Cambodia’s warm welcome, we sleepily ventured through ornate royal palaces and ate…

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