Voice of Cambodian Youths

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still affecting the schools in Cambodia. The Cambodian youths told me the schools are still closed so I invited another Cambodian youth to write the same topic for me so that they wonโ€™t stop learning and practising English.  Letโ€™s hear the Voice of another Cambodian Youth now! ๐Ÿ˜Š   ***** Topic: What … Continue reading Voice of Cambodian Youths

What Is It REALLY Like To Be A Volunteer? – Part Four

After you have finished reading the previous 3 blog posts, you probably have a sense of what life is really like as a volunteer.  If not, after you have read my blogs from May to December, you probably have a lot more sense. If not, keep reading. LOL! Over the past (nearly) 8 months, I … Continue reading What Is It REALLY Like To Be A Volunteer? – Part Four

What Is It Like To Be A Volunteer? – Part Two

Where can I find volunteering opportunities? Many ways. If you are religious, it's easy. But whether or not you are religious, you need to be rational and practical.  Most people are a bit emotional when it comes to volunteering.  First, you need to ask yourself these questions: What kind of volunteering work do you want … Continue reading What Is It Like To Be A Volunteer? – Part Two

Hong Kong, Coronavirus, Viking

Hong Kong, Coronavirus, Viking - how can these three be connected? Read on. ๐Ÿ™‚ Amidst the spread of coronavirus, I went out to meet up with the 'founder' of Once Upon A Saga, Thor, an interesting Danish guy who initiated a very exciting project six years ago.  I have been following his adventure for quite … Continue reading Hong Kong, Coronavirus, Viking

Learn Khmer

When you travel in Cambodia, you need to know some basic Khmer (Cambodian language). I find it easier to use the standard English International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to show the pronunciation. When I first arrived in Cambodia, I was given some textbooks and websites from the priests and volunteers but none of the materials have … Continue reading Learn Khmer

My Secret

Cambodia is extremely sunny. It is summer all year round. There are only two seasons in the Kingdom - rainy season and dry season. You can feel the coolness and dryness at the end of November till the second week of December though. Three weeks only. And that's winter. Because of the strong sun, most … Continue reading My Secret

Funny Moments

There were so many happy and funny moments when I was in Cambodia. I'd love to share these with all of you. Thanks for the happy times, everyone. You are all my angels. ๐Ÿ˜Š Moments with the French volunteer: At a farewell party for a local priest, the students cried. The French volunteer consoled one … Continue reading Funny Moments

Authentic Local Cambodian Food

So far, I haven't disclosed one thing fully - the food in the villages. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Let's have a look at what authentic local Cambodian food I had in the villages. ๐Ÿ˜‚ In the first village: Starting from April or May, you can find mangoes everywhere. Sometimes you can even see mangoes lying in the streets. … Continue reading Authentic Local Cambodian Food

3 Internet Service Providers I Have Tried in Cambodia

Internet in Cambodia is not expensive compared to other countries. I have tried 3 different internet service providers in Cambodia. I am going to share my experiences and some useful tips with you here. Data Card for Your Smart Phone Once you arrive at the international airport in Phnom Penh (I am not sure about … Continue reading 3 Internet Service Providers I Have Tried in Cambodia

Buses

Intercity This is the most common form of transportation among travelers. There are numerous bus companies operating in Cambodia. They go to different towns / cities within Cambodia and to Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. I took Sorya bus company but some expats suggest Giant Ibis. I asked a traveler from Chile who had tried Giant … Continue reading Buses