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Siem Reap

We arrived in Siem Reap by bus from Phnom Penh, I was worried that we might have been time wasting by travelling by bus but was so delighted that we did in the end. 1,263 more words


Fighting for Joy

The struggle to submit…is not a struggle to submit but a struggle to accept and with passion. I mean, possibly, with joy. Picture me with my ground teeth stalking joy- fully armed too as it’s a dangerous quest.

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Exchange Student

An Easy Transition

I am back in Chiang Mai, Thailand! I thought it was going to be a much harder transition than it was. I feared I had lost too much of the Thai language to get around, or that I would not know how to find my way around again. 274 more words

My Journey

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We’re now a century of days into placement (I got a countdown app! Countdown apps are cool!). Now, I haven’t updated in a while, but there hasn’t truly been much to document in the way of work as everything’s slowly becoming routine. 1,148 more words


Faux Pas

Back in my early days as a PCT in Rabat we had a long session on faux pas we might commit. I am slowly starting to clean some thing in preparation for my departure from Morocco in a few short months and I recently found the list they gave us and reflected on the items I still struggle with: 807 more words

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A Day Like Any Other Day

The rain is falling for the third or fourth time today.  Some days, I can’t keep track.  The dog is hiding under the house and the cats are cuddled up on the porch.   763 more words

PNG Culture

Why are housemates so weird?

I’ve lived with a lot of mental people over the years. When I travelled round the world teaching English there were three people who really stuck out as being slightly different from the norm. 1,291 more words

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