Our last few days in Cambodia have sped by. We said goodbye to the Surata school on Monday, collecting our certificates and thanking the Director for having us this week. We enjoyed our last sunset altogether on the beach and went for one last bowl of pasta in the little restaurant next to our hostel!… Read More


It is now the end of our last full week in Cambodia (cry) and with only 4 days left to go the squad is starting to feel a little sad to say the least about leaving this country. This week we’ve been staying in Sihanoukville, working at Surata public school. Our task for the week… Read More


We said goodbye to Siem Reap, our home for the last 5 weeks early Saturday morning and began the 12 hour journey to Mondulkiri on a public bus, with lots of locals joining us for parts of our journey. The difference between Siem Reap and the rest of Cambodia is huge. All we saw on… Read More


Our last week in Siem Reap has gone VERY quickly as expected. On Monday we all finished off the final bit of our loo; it was really satisfying to see the finished product and to see how happy it made the families we had built it for. Our loo was officially opened by the cutting… Read More


Our fourth weekend started off with a bang as our squadie went off for a night at the circus! The Siem Reap Circus is made up of young people from all across Cambodia who have attended the NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak or “The Brightness of the Arts” school, a Cambodian association which aims to improve… Read More


So last weekend, as expected we spent Saturday lying by a very nice pool at a very nice hotel and I enjoyed a very nice grilled ham and cheese sandwich and a mango smoothie! On Sunday Keira, Marina, Jaz, Toby, India, Jasper and I ventured to the war museum whilst Ruby, Kirsty and Amelia went… Read More


Our second week started off with a trip to the floating village. En route we stopped off at a field of water flowers as our guide described them, and saw plenty of local people fishing and sitting in the small huts dotted around enjoying a beer or two. The floating village itself was very interesting;… Read More


Hi! My name is Alexandra and I will be doing a blog on behalf of the Cambodia team from January to March. I chose to have a gap year because realistically I think this is my one real chance to get some proper life experience, travel, escape from my comfort zone completely and, quite frankly,… Read More