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Jenny's Story

I heard Jenny’s story at an alumni event for a charity we’d both volunteered with. She was talking about her time in a refugee camp where she set up an adult language learning centre.  1,839 more words

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Spreading the love... what a difference a day makes.

I was standing in the shower about this time yesterday, wondering what possessed me to travel half way across the world to volunteer to teach in a hot and humid place where I can’t speak the language or navigate the streets.  1,698 more words


Time for a change

Six months ago went on my ‘trip of a lifetime’ the plan was to have a holiday above all others and get out of my system this constant nagging that I should be out seeing the world. 362 more words

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Since many of you asked, here it is!  Our 10 step guide to plan your RTW Trip.

1.  BELIEVEThe first thing you have to do is believe that it is possible.  1,984 more words

Mari's Blog

So this is how it went with getting fruity

First things first.  I don’t know if this is  a recommendation, or a warning, but I’ve brought some Avon ‘skin so soft’ with me, as rumour has it that it is an incredibly effective insect repellent, even though it is not marketed as such.  1,882 more words


Christmas Class Frolics... Jingle Bells Khmer Style!

I had been looking forward to classes today, figuring it would be a breeze because I could just use the time for Christmas games.  Easy.  What I failed to take into consideration was that I’d be feeling lousy, that Christmas Games require more preparation than you can possibly imagine unless you’ve been there yourself, and also the complete incomprehension around Christmas for the majority of Cambodian people.  2,038 more words


New Day, New Start, TEFL wobbles stabilised

So after yesterday’s teaching wobbles, I’m glad to report that I came back fighting today ad it was glorious. I love my students, they are funny, forgiving and incredibly motivated.  1,376 more words