Title: So Now It's Cambodia (Cambodia)

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So Now It's Worthing! - 25/Apr/2016 22:10 - 2103 days ago
It's been a long time since I've updated this blog! It's been a very busy time and we've thoroughly enjoyed our time in Phnom Pe...
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Dengue Fever - a Right Royal Feast appendix! - 06/Jun/2013 10:51 - 3157 days ago
No - we haven't caught Dengue Fever - that debilitating tropical illness that makes you ache like flu does and can mess up your ...
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A Right Royal Feast– films, music and restaurants… - 05/Jun/2013 17:05 - 3158 days ago
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Searching for Sugar Man - 29/May/2013 16:22 - 3165 days ago
We saw a really unusual film at a packed "Flicks" last night.  Flicks is basically a typical large, Cambodian house with a...
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HAPPY BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY!! Some music for you.... - 06/May/2013 17:07 - 3188 days ago
The May Bank Holiday was always my favourite Bank Holiday when I was teaching as it was the only one in the year that wasn't p...
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Lifelike by the Canal. - 13/Feb/2013 09:05 - 3270 days ago
I've made a New Year's resolution to update the blog more often, as I'm aware I'm not really keeping in touch with friends and f...
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The Russians Are Coming! Or: The Belarusians arrived with us!! - 11/Feb/2013 15:32 - 3272 days ago
Unusual return from Bangkok yesterday! After a lovely weekend with Ollie Durrant and his friend Matt Jones, we watched a film ...
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Well that was different! - 09/Sep/2012 15:55 - 3427 days ago
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Mondulkiri - Cambodia - 02/May/2012 15:56 - 3557 days ago
In March we made our first trip to the Cambodian Province of Mondulkiri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondulkiri_Province#Geogra...
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New Look! - 05/Nov/2011 06:21 - 3736 days ago
Some of you may pop into New Look as part of your weekend tour of the high street shops. But this week there is a new look blog!...
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More relief provided by superb team effort. - 22/Oct/2011 14:17 - 3750 days ago
I make no apology for quickly blogging this latest developments in this amazing story. I was disappointed (for a few moments!) t...
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FLOOD RELIEF EFFORT! - 20/Oct/2011 14:04 - 3752 days ago
I couldn't resist sending this link (hope it works) because of the inspiring work of disadvantaged children who took action to h...
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So now it's two years in Cambodia! - 15/Oct/2011 10:53 - 3757 days ago
Alison surveys the river scene in Phnom Penh from the FCC where we went for breakfast to celebrate.The restaurant at the FCCThe ...
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Leaving Mongkul Borei - 30/Aug/2011 08:34 - 3803 days ago
It’s been along time since the last post which is hardly a surprise since so much has been happening that I haven’t really h...
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Alison finishes VSO - 01/Jul/2011 13:42 - 3863 days ago
 I can't quite believe I'm sitting here writing this but as I've dismantled and boxed my electric piano I don't have the di...
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Computer back in action! - 13/Jun/2011 09:30 - 3881 days ago
I had to take my laptop to a shop in Siem Reap. They said I needed a new main board which they got from another computer in Phno...
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Moving House! - 23/May/2011 06:23 - 3902 days ago
It's been a while since the last blog because we have been busy! We had a wondeful trip to Luang Prabang in Laos during the "New...
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NEW YEAR!! - 09/Apr/2011 01:47 - 3946 days ago
Happy New Year!! It' Khmer New Year next week but like Christmas at home they start early. This includes rituals of school age m...
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April Fools!! - 01/Apr/2011 08:49 - 3954 days ago
I hasten to add - this wasnotan April Fools blog!!! It really was cold!!!...
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Weather - 01/Apr/2011 08:47 - 3954 days ago
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Sleeping Beauty and a Bat Out of Hell!! - 04/Mar/2011 08:52 - 3982 days ago
I have described Cambodian transport before. I particularly like this photo taken from the comfort of our taxi as we overtook th...
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Christmas Holidays Around Cambodia in 24 days– twice! Part 1 – Alison’s sister: Katie and friends - 25/Feb/2011 12:07 - 3989 days ago
The second phase of our Christmas visits was also the start of our round trip of Cambodia– twice!! On December 17th. we set of...
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The Temple Situation - 10/Feb/2011 08:47 - 4004 days ago
If you would like to follow the story, this is the paper we read along with the Cambodia Daily.http://www.phnompenhpost.com/inde...
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Preah Vihear - 07/Feb/2011 09:15 - 4007 days ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12378987I interrupt the holiday memoirs to give you an update on the tension betwee...
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Pre Christmas Holiday– The Visitors begin arriving - Ollie&Claire - 28/Jan/2011 14:44 - 4017 days ago
Ollie has just left for China to begin his TEFL teaching career. We left at 7.00am this morning and we saw him off to the border...
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MUSIC MISSING! - 16/Dec/2010 10:33 - 4060 days ago
Sorry - ran out of time to upload the organ music - maybe another time........
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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE AND MEDITATION FOR ORGAN. - 16/Dec/2010 10:32 - 4060 days ago
Hi everyone,Here's another Christmas message. I've recorded this one so hope you enjoy it and have a Very Happy Christmas.h...
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CHRISTMAS! - 13/Dec/2010 12:10 - 4063 days ago
Our regular hotel in Siem Reap - the Prince D'Angkor - have gone to a lot of trouble to be Christmasy! They play carols over the...
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Cambodia’s tragedy – some further thoughts (or a bit of a rant!!!) on the wider issues. - 27/Nov/2010 04:58 - 4079 days ago
Having just passed a group of Cambodians standing by the road next to an empty truck it looked as if they had been stopped by th...
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Tragedy - but we're ok!! - 23/Nov/2010 06:38 - 4083 days ago
You might have been concerned by the recent tragic events in Phnom Penh at the end of the annual Water Festival. I'm v...
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New volunteers, National Nursing Conference and progress for the ankle! Piano links..... - 13/Nov/2010 04:59 - 4093 days ago
Alison's been busy as usual. The recent activity has been to help with the induction of the new volunteers who are coming to our...
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Alison’s review, a Presentation Morning and famous – twice!! - 04/Nov/2010 05:50 - 4102 days ago
I said in my last post that it had been a busy and interesting week , so I will try and catch up with that now. In fact, since I...
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Erratum 2! - 29/Oct/2010 07:30 - 4108 days ago
or maybe it's Clare!!!...
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Erratum! - 29/Oct/2010 07:28 - 4108 days ago
Erratum: I mistakenly called Ollie's friend Sarah when it should have been Claire. Apologies to Claire and anyone else who might...
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MAROONED! - 28/Oct/2010 13:58 - 4109 days ago
One of the things they were keen to emphasise in our training in England was for volunteers to reassure family and friends that ...
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Home Again. - 20/Oct/2010 15:06 - 4117 days ago
I've finally returned to our house in Mongkul Borei after two months away.Alison and I enjoyed a weekend in Siem Reap first stay...
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So Now It's A Year!!! A brief reflection.... - 14/Oct/2010 12:18 - 4123 days ago
A year ago tonight we were sitting on a long distance flight from Heathrow to Phnom Penh in Cambodia heading for a change of pla...
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Siem Reap to Phnom Penh - traffic - rain and TV licence complaints!!! - 12/Oct/2010 05:15 - 4125 days ago
It didn't rain for several days in Seam Reap! What a pleasant change! We could linger by the pool and relax and even seeing the ...
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It's Festival Time! Pchum Ben. - 06/Oct/2010 14:38 - 4131 days ago
Tomorrow -Thursday marks the official beginning of one of Cambodia's most important festivals. Apart from it's religious signifi...
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Doctor's Orders! Rain and rain..... - 05/Oct/2010 09:56 - 4132 days ago
I haven't exactly been following doctor's orders! This is unlike me as I always try to act on their advice. Instead, I have take...
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So Far So Good - a weighty subject! - 01/Oct/2010 13:54 - 4136 days ago
The trip to the hospital was enhanced by going in Cheourk's taxi as he was in town. As much as I like tuk tuks it was a much mor...
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I Didn't Expect That! I Think They Think I'm Michael Parkinson! - 01/Oct/2010 13:24 - 4136 days ago
One of the interesting things about this whole experience has been meeting people from different walks of life and from many dif...
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Tuk Tuk Fix! - 29/Sep/2010 05:41 - 4138 days ago
Well - about an hour after leaving my room I am back in it with my new phone charger and the phone charging. I'm in a foreign ca...
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Mobile - 29/Sep/2010 03:55 - 4138 days ago
No not me being mobile - my mobile! Last night my mobile phone charger got very hot and then refused to do what it's meant to do...
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I Don't Think We'll X Ray It! - 20/Sep/2010 12:23 - 4147 days ago
I'm a bit calmer today. I managed to see the Thai orthopedic surgeon who has overseen the case apart from the first visit to hav...
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Chaos Again!! Anyone for Back Slapping?! I'm very old now! - 19/Sep/2010 04:14 - 4148 days ago
I may have written before about the many Basil Fawlty moments we all have here. It's principally a language problem. We have dis...
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In the Swim! - 17/Sep/2010 08:13 - 4150 days ago
Today I had my first swim since my fall (with docs permission of course!). It was lovely. Of course, I used the right (injured) ...
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Photos! With a cast of one (or two?). - 16/Sep/2010 06:56 - 4151 days ago
Here are some photos taken at the Pavilion by Katia and Oly. You may have read about Oly Shipp before who works closely with Ali...
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MUSICAL DAZE! - 15/Sep/2010 08:35 - 4152 days ago
I wrote this before my accident so am posting it now as it was saved on my laptop.Since our return from England it’s been quit...
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Inside View! - 14/Sep/2010 08:12 - 4153 days ago
I went to the Royal Rattanak Hospital again this morning. Interesting journey there as the main road was partially closed (for t...
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Not So Bad!? - 08/Sep/2010 09:36 - 4159 days ago
I finally saw the Thai surgeon yesterday - the one I should have seen last week. He saw my x rays and confirmed it's a small bre...
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Weather report! - 04/Sep/2010 03:51 - 4163 days ago
I am reliably informed by two of my gracious readers (I'm sounding like Jane Austin now!) that the weather in England has been a...
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I'm Pleased With That! - 03/Sep/2010 15:28 - 4164 days ago
As far as I can remember, that's the first blog ('Rain') I've written from my mobile phone-hence didn't check spellings! But it ...
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Rain - 03/Sep/2010 14:56 - 4164 days ago
I see it's been about 7 degrees in UK! The Khners don't believe it when I tell them! About 32 here this morning with bright suns...
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He wasn't there - ankle debacle!! - 02/Sep/2010 11:22 - 4165 days ago
It was a bit chaotic at the hospital yesterday! I arrived to be told the Thai surgeon was in Siem Reap (the home of Angkor Wat)!...
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The Ambassador Calls!! - 02/Sep/2010 08:25 - 4165 days ago
Alison was keen to get back to work as there have been some interesting things going on. Up at Thmar Pouk they've been working o...
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Musical Daze - the prequel - 24/Aug/2010 12:01 - 4174 days ago
I had written a blog on some musical developments that have taken place since returning to Cambodia. It has the title "Musical D...
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Place your bets now!! - 24/Aug/2010 11:49 - 4174 days ago
Free introductory bet: So what have I got!!??After my fall I started with the very nice VSO Dr. then went to their clinic of cho...
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Oh dear - not another one!! - 22/Aug/2010 09:30 - 4176 days ago
You're not going to believe this regular readers but Paul's in the wars again!! This time I was walking back from a visit to the...
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Blog break - 30/Jun/2010 21:56 - 4229 days ago
Sorry for the lack of postings all you ardent blog followers but we've been out and about a lot lately so some of my blog writin...
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All the Fun of the Fair (and a link to Hotel de la Paix) - 04/Jun/2010 06:33 - 4255 days ago
We have been known to say that there’s no entertainment as we know it here. Yes there’s plenty to be gained by observing dai...
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Paul finally teaches a music lesson! - 08/May/2010 07:52 - 4282 days ago
For those of you who think I’ve spent too much time enjoying the high life out here you’ll be glad to know I finally broke o...
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Sane and Panic - 04/May/2010 08:47 - 4286 days ago
One of the nice things about living here is the quality and tastiness of some of the fresh produce. This applies to bananas, pin...
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Cheourk - our taxi driver. - 22/Apr/2010 14:18 - 4298 days ago
CHEOURKI realised when posting this that it's a month since the last posting. I'm sure some of you were desperately waiting ...
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Some Observations about Cambodia 2– Transport!! - 20/Mar/2010 09:17 - 4331 days ago
One of the first things anyone would notice about Cambodia (apart from the extreme heat (and maybe humidity according to which t...
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Bangkok Photos - 14/Mar/2010 01:04 - 4337 days ago
The view from the hallway outside our room (8th. floor).The loungeView to the bedroom from the loungeView from our room showing ...
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To Bangkok Again - 14/Mar/2010 00:59 - 4337 days ago
Yet another hospital report!If this doesn’t interest you please ignore, though you might miss out on comparing my experience o...
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KO SAMET PICTURES - 13/Mar/2010 16:02 - 4338 days ago
So this is what going to Bangkok for an operation invloves! The doctor said go and enjoy yourself for a few days befroe the oper...
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And So To Bangkok..... - 16/Feb/2010 06:58 - 4363 days ago
We have had a lovely time with Matt and Challin (Matt'a girlfriend) who joined us in Phnom Penh during our 2nd. language trainin...
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Yet more Mandarin Oriental Hotel pics!! - 08/Feb/2010 11:16 - 4371 days ago
It wasgorgeous!!What a picture-like wedding cake!Bangkok at night - waiting for the ferry home (to the hotel)....
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Tea at the Mandarin Oriental photos! - 08/Feb/2010 11:08 - 4371 days ago
Afternoon teaat the Mandarin Oriental-probably the best hotel in the world!!Does she look at home?!Nice cake!Nice cake again and...
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BANKOK PHOTOS - 08/Feb/2010 11:00 - 4371 days ago
AHH!!! Decent coffee by the river upon arrival at our hotel.The view from our room.View from the Sky Train station.The Italian r...
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BANGKOK - 08/Feb/2010 10:53 - 4371 days ago
We had been in Cambodia for exactly 3 months which is the longest either of us had been out of the UK. We arrived on the 15th. O...
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We're still here!! - 29/Jan/2010 15:37 - 4381 days ago
For those not receiving e mails etc. we're still here and OK!I've prepared a lengthy account of our recent trip to Bangkok which...
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Some observations about Cambodia PART 1 - 01/Jan/2010 10:50 - 4409 days ago
I have been meaning to write this for some time. I have been aware that most blogs tell the most recent activities we’ve been ...
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IT’S REIGNING CATS AND DOGS! First week in placement. - 01/Jan/2010 10:30 - 4409 days ago
Those who know me will know how dog phobic I am. I seem to have landed in my worst nightmare here. The dogs are everywhere. Whil...
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The Angkor 10K. December 6th. 2009 - 01/Jan/2010 10:25 - 4409 days ago
We were very glad to arrive at our hotel in Siem Reap. We had forgotten what the hotel would be like and were expecting budget b...
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DATES - 01/Jan/2010 10:22 - 4409 days ago
The journey described in the last blog was on December 5th. Sorry if it was confusing!...
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The Journey followed by another journey!! - 01/Jan/2010 10:18 - 4409 days ago
Our journey to placement (where Alison will live and work for the 2 years here) started with rising before 5am. To be packed and...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! - 31/Dec/2009 17:49 - 4410 days ago
Happy New Yearto all our readers!Best wishes for 2010from Alison and Paul...
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OK 2 more then!! - 26/Nov/2009 01:59 - 4445 days ago
This shows the previous tentant (Tricia - a hospital manager for VSO) and the lady we will be hiring to clean, wash and cook 3 t...
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3rd. and final set of house pics - 26/Nov/2009 01:52 - 4445 days ago
This is the 3rd. and final set of house pics. We have a few others but these are the most useful. The river view is from the bri...
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Untitled - 26/Nov/2009 01:41 - 4445 days ago
Some more pics of our house. Alison has found a way of selecting photos for e mails which I'm using for the blog but it only sen...
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Our house in Mongkul Borei - 26/Nov/2009 01:36 - 4445 days ago
Here are some pics of the house we will rent and live in in Mongkul Borei. We have the top floor only with a lovely verandah tha...
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Ollie appears! - 23/Nov/2009 14:34 - 4448 days ago
We have finally met up with Ollie. He has been in and out of Cambodia while we have been travelling around. He even stayed at th...
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A quick summary. - 18/Nov/2009 00:56 - 4453 days ago
Sorry it's been a while since last blog. It's a hectic pace of life out here! I have loads of good photos to send by e mail when...
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On truck going to Dragon Boat training - 02/Nov/2009 02:53 - 4469 days ago
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Alison on her cyclo! - 02/Nov/2009 02:46 - 4469 days ago
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Cyclo tour of Phnom Penh picture - 01/Nov/2009 16:51 - 4470 days ago
Aha! Finally a picture on the blog!!Microsoft still won't let me add pictures to written text but I did this by sending the pict...
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Appendix to last post and DRAGON BOAT RACING!!! - 01/Nov/2009 16:37 - 4470 days ago
Sorry - forgot to say the river trip took place on Sunday a week ago.Just a quick update a week later Sat/Sun oct 31st. and...
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The Mekong River Trip - 01/Nov/2009 16:04 - 4470 days ago
This was quite an experience. One of our group organised a boat trip with the owner of the riverfront restaurant which we have b...
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More bike fun and settling in. - 27/Oct/2009 04:56 - 4475 days ago
We were set 30 exercises by our language teacher. After spending ages doing those in the riverside café (which doubles as an of...
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From Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham and a shocking house! - 26/Oct/2009 05:02 - 4476 days ago
We finally got packed up and were picked up outside the VSO office which doubles as a hostel. This is very good because it’s f...
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Further training and the FCC. - 26/Oct/2009 04:33 - 4476 days ago
Dates and delays: We have been very busy and when there has been a slot we either can't get to the inernet or laptop is flat etc...
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Dragon Boat Racing training!! Also bruised but unboughed!! - 18/Oct/2009 11:43 - 4484 days ago
We are entered for the dragon boat race which is part of the water festival. Today (Sat.) we were taken out on open backed truck...
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A Moving Moving - 18/Oct/2009 11:15 - 4484 days ago
After several very busy and stressful days we finally got away. We stopped to post my crash helmet& some of Alison's books. ...
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It's Been A Hard Day's Night - 15/Oct/2009 07:36 - 4487 days ago
Hi everybody! We have arrived! Very long flight after a couple of stressful days (or more!!) but all went smoothly with travel p...
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Hectic!!! - 11/Oct/2009 18:57 - 4491 days ago
My god it's hectic! Clearing, packing, clearing, packing, saying goodbye to people, checking arrangements, where's the hotel res...
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A house in Sisophon for a VSO volunteer - 08/Oct/2009 21:52 - 4494 days ago
This is a house which is about to be lived in by one of our VSO contacts. I believe it is in the process of being done up. Let's...
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