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Read my full day to day blog of my first big overseas solo trip.
Day 77 (21st Feb 2016 ) Sunday. It was an early wake up for me with my alarm ringing in my ear at 5:10 am, before the sun had risen. By 5:45am we left. Rosie and I went on the motto to meet at a place where others were going to show us the way to a village where we will be taking a kids class. Arrived at 6:00am at the dorm to pick up students and no one was there. 7:00am came and went and no one was up. 7:10am came and we left with three girls on one motto.
It was definitely a squish, and with our helmets so big every time we braked or went over a bump the other helmets hit my head as I was in the middle. Halfway Rosie and I swapped and I was at the back. My bum had still not recovered from the last school teaching and now it was so sore. Two hours later we arrived to a swarm of kids running up to us.
I guess everyone in the village hears that teachers are coming so they all send their kids. First we start off by teaching the little ones aged 3-10 a song. Going through line by line making sure they know how it goes. They were actually surprisingly good. I gave them a small break from learning to colour in and then back to learn a story. Then some more teaching and then the color in again. The kids were all so adorable and eager to learn.
It was lunch so we handed out their food and then they had a free afternoon. All the adults had lunch and then had the Sunday meeting. It was so hot and the heat makes me lazy so I lay in the hammock outside for a few hours then we did the dishes and got a tour of the area. Washing up is done in big cement barrels that look like big pot plates. The water is stored in there instead of a water tank. These are used for their showers. Just get a bucket and pour the water over you. It is also used for the washing up like today and it is used for just general water use.
On the way back to Phnom Penh I was on the back of a motto with a random dude and I was putting on my mask for my mouth to block out the dust when he went over a massive pothole in the road. I just went flying into the back of him. My whole body lifted off the seat. I swear I nearly died! From then on my hands were glued to the tiny bar at the back of the bike and I now have blisters from gripping on so hard. We got back late at night around 8:00pm so I just chilled and then Verity was kind enough to give me a massage as she has done training . It will be another early morning tomorrow so I’m off to bed.
xx Kirsty Claire xx