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Aug 21, 2008 - Volunteering at New Futures Orphanage Cambodia

Hello all! At the moment John an I are in Takeo in Cambodia volunteering at an orphanage. The kids are boys and girls from 6 years old to 18 years old. When we arrived we were greeted by the smaller ones who immediately grabbed our hands and hugged our legs and made us welcome. They are great craic. They call me mammy Sarah and John daddy John, hilarious! Everyday we teach them english and play games with them. For the past 2 days its been rounders which turns them into wild children, they love it and John loves riling them up on his team...

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Jul 16, 2008 - Border crossing to Cambodia

Having heard some boarder crossing horror stories, we'd prepared ourselves for a protracted and difficult exit from Vietnam and entry into Cambodia. We were pleasantly surprised! After chugging our way upstream following a morning spent visiting floating villages and fish farms, we transferred to a different boat to take us further up the Mekong to the border. The boat was full of travellers who'd been visiting the Mekong Delta on various tours, so we spent an enjoyable few hours swapping stories and sharing our various experiences of...

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Mar 15, 2008 - Takeo, Cambodia...AND PICS FROM PRAGUE AT XMAS

Hello all! As mentioned previously, we met a couple who had spent some time volunteering in an orphanage a few hours from Phnom Phen. After hearing all about their experience there was no doubt that we wanted to do the same so we ran to the nearest phone and called Thai airways and push back our flight to Australia a few days and booked a ticket out to the orphanage. We left for the Takeo in the mid afternoon on a small local mini bus. Most of the buses we had been taking up until that point had been similar to greyhound buses and had been...

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Jan 30, 2008 - Mekong Delta

Our two-day side trip out of Saigon to the Mekong Delta has far exceeded any expectations we may have had. I don't know what we thought but we didn't expect as much as we got. We were told to be at the tour company office at 07:30 for our Mekong Delta trip which we were following a decent breakfast jusst down the street. At the tour company office, the woman asked us if we were staying in an hotel overnight. That was, in fact, our understanding, but the woman had other ideas. No, much better to stay on the boat. We didn't know you could...

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Sep 9, 2007 - VIETNAM - Mekong Delta

On my own again I decided the best way to get to Cambodia was to do a 3 day tour through the Mekong Delta - always a great way to meet people even if it was a bit tiring - 3 days of continuous changing of boats and buses with numerous stops at different factories along the way (rice paper, toffee, pop corn, coconut candy etc etc, you name it and we saw it!) The Mekong river is absolutely huge and flows through 6 countries (I already did one boat trip on it up in northern Laos) The Mekong Delta is the area in the south of Vietnam and home...

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