Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Seus s'day from the land of smiles

I'm so glad to finally be here after all the anticipation, stress and plain insanity of the last few weeks! Left Sydney monday night and arrived in Hong Kong early tuesday before catching a connecting flight to Phnom Penh. We were met at the airport by the AYAD team. Everything was suprisingly hassel free..walk off plane, check passport, get luggage, hand customs form to official and keep on walking. We are staying in a great area of town. Nice hotel, quiet street, great restaurants and Wat Lanka a few doors down. What more could you ask for. Today we checked out the goods at the Russian Market. I know Í'll be hanging out there a fair can buy just about anything there. I bought a motorcycle helmet for $7 and yes I know it's going to be totally useless in an accident but atleast it will make me feel better in the meantime. This afternoon we went on a boat cruise up the Mekong, it was really beautiful and the authentic Khmer Pizza Company lunch just topped it off. We stopped off at a silk weaving village up river which was great and also saw a beautiful Wat. Later on I went back to the orphanage mum and I had been to last year and the year before. It was so great to see everyone again and I'm really looking forward to hanging out there, teaching the kids some english and just having fun!! Everything is so much easier than I thought it would be. Going house hunting tomorrow and looking forward to finding a place all of my own.
Hong Kong Airport
Phnom Penh Airport
Silk Weaving Village

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