Monthly Archives: March 2014

Saying Goodbye… It Doesn’t Get Easier…

Saying goodbye to people we love is never an easy thing to do. We’ve all been there in one form or another, and we all dread that familiar feeling of your heart sinking to your stomach as your throat becomes tight and you instinctively begin to fight back the tears. I like to think we do this more for the sake of those we are saying goodbye to than because of ego or anything like that. We want to protect them by not making them cry.

Thank You to the BTP Team

The words to begin this post with have been eluding me for days now, so rather than put it off any longer I’m just going to type and hit “post” immediately as I’m sure there are no words within my very limited vocabulary that will ever do you wonderful people justice.   For me – […]
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Our final two weeks in Cambodia

Almost 2 months to the day, and we are now on a rickety old long boat slowly cruising along the mighty Mekong River – the lifeblood of this region – towards our next destination, Chau Doc, Vietnam. We have the boat entirely to ourselves, and watching life float by has provided a welcome rest and […]
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What’s for dinner? Rice and vegetables…. Again….

$3 a day. It’s a wage which seems incomprehensible in Australia, and this week – with the volunteer numbers diminishing to just 6 – it got very real, very quickly. There’s not a lot you can do with $3 a day, particularly when $1 is deducted for rent before it even reaches our hands. What […]
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Four Weeks In…

3kms to go. My legs burn with every rotation of the bike pedals. Time is slowing with each passing metre as I will myself to push on. 2kms to go. I approach the hill that takes me past the village temple, signalling the half way point of the last bike ride for the day. Sweat […]
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