Thursday, July 28, 2011

Market Day

My group went to the town market today to buy some supplies and clothes, turns out I brought some heavier shirts than I should have and had to go buy a few lighter ones.  It was alright though because they were only 3 bucks piece.  The exchange rate here is 4000 reils for one dollar so I feel pretty baller walking around with 200,000 reils and a fat wallet.  Also got my bike today and it looks like I'll be wearing a nerdy bike helmet for the next two years (Peace Corps policy).

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Phnom Penh

SO... finally here, reminds me a bit of Costa Rica. Except a TON more motorbikes in the street.  Going to my training site tomorrow to start language training and all sorts of fun stuff you do with 11 hour days.  The language is really hard also, but the country seems pretty modern and up to date.  The food is gonna take getting used to because the hearty American diet of cheeseburgers and pizza I have been living the last few years may have to fall by the wayside, but that seems like it just comes with the territory.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Almost here

Well folks as of Friday July 22 I will be leaving for the Kingdom of Cambodia.  Over the next two years I will be  teaching English classes in Cambodia and traveling Southeastern Asia.  At this point in time I have no clue what to expect other than what I have read online and in a few travel books but I haven't heard anything bad from any of the volunteers I have been emailing who are currently serving or have served in Cambodia.  I am looking at this with both hope and apprehension as this will be by far the most unfamiliar thing I have ever done.  Looks like that's going to be about it for now but I'm gonna post again before I leave so be sure and check back.