Today, I would love to share with you something very special that happened during December 2015. As the title says, I went back to Siem Reap in 2015! I made a trip to Cambodia in 2014, love it there, therefore I made an effort to return in 2015. The trip in 2015 was way more fulfilling and enjoyable than the previous one. This recent trip was also a little different than the one in 2014, hence it might be the factor that changed my perspective of Siem Reap.
I went to a couple of village this time, both filled with joyous and adorable children.
First village I went to was Honour Village. Honour Village is run by Sue Wiggans, a lovely English lady who has the biggest heart. I would link the website on Honour Village at the end of the post so that you could see what they do there! I had limited interactions with her, but I heard great things about her. I spent the whole afternoon at Honour Village, celebrating Christmas with the kids and other volunteers. I had an amazing time, okay, amazing is an understatement for the great joy I had while I was there at HV. We danced, played tug-of-war and the best part, the kids got Christmas presents and food. The weather was scorching hot and yet, they performed under the beautiful blue sky just for the entertainment for the other kids! The afternoon spent in HV was my favourite time in Cambodia.
The second village I went to was far out into the countryside of Siem Reap. It took the tuk-tuk about an hour to reach the school, Sambour Primary school. The school are filled with adorable children, very eager to learn and help. I spent the morning there preparing vegetables for lunch. I even got some beautiful girls to show me how to cut vegetables!
To wrap up this trip to Cambodia, I went to visit Touch A Life Cambodia. Aunty Mavis who welcomed us so very warmly and just basically do what she does best, share. She shared her joy, laughter and time with every volunteer and villagers. She does such great things and have inspired many, including me.
It was another fruitful trip that made me miss Siem Reap so dearly after returning home. Our friend and the owner of the villa, Uncle Rahim, showed enormous hospitality when I was there. I am very grateful and thankful to Uncle Rahim for taking time out of work to help and showed us around.
To Ms Ana, who introduced me to Siem Reap, thank you. You took great care of me during the trip and most importantly, introduced me to a milestone of my teen life! Cheers to an eventful trip and many more!
Well, I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as the joy I had while writing it. There are words I could not express in this post because the memories I got in my heart are speechless. Nonetheless, I hope this post provides a little insight of my recent trip to Siem Reap! Thank you for reading, and see you next time!
Stay Brightly Positive & Bake on! Xoxo, Pei Gee
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Oh! And you can find out more about Honour Village Cambodia on this link!
Also, find out more about Touch A Life here!
And the lovely villa which was my home for 7 nights, could be find on this link!