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THANK YOU!

Ariella Racco, Participant

I wanted to wish another huge THANK YOU to our fearless leaders, Claire and Yut! After settling back to life back in Canada and at Appleby, I cannot stop remembering the fantastic experiences we shared thanks to your planning and expertise. We are......Read More

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Transformation

Sheila Kuyper, Participant

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead   Good morning from Siem Reap and our last Breakfast here in Cambodia.  We are off to the......Read More

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Saying goodbye at the airport

Claire and Yut, Participant

Dear friends and well-wishers It was with full hearts and tears in our eyes that we hugged goodbye to our Appleby friends at Siem Reap Airport. We, instructors, are so proud to be part of this powerful learning opportunity. SOK SABAI as what......Read More

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Last Day in Siem Reap and Cambodia

Sarah Westlin, Participant

Today was the day of “Transferrence” as Claire and Yut called it. It was a day of reflection and closure, and a way for us to make sense of everything we had been lucky enough to experience in Cambodia. We started off the day with Tuk-Tuking to......Read More

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Night Market reflection

Alexander Abel, Participant

  Today we went to the famed night Market in Siem reap, the largest market in Cambodia. My group of four started by trying a Cambodian specialty known as fried ice cream where a base liquid such as milk or milo and a solid item such as......Read More

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Comparing Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Aline Maybank, Participant

Having stayed in both the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, and the most touristy city, Siem Reap, a stark contrast was observed. Phnom Penh bustled with tuck tucks and people, creating a terrifying crossing-the-street experience. However in Siem......Read More

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Siem Reap

Ayla, Participant

Sadly, today was our final day in Siem Reap, and Cambodia. I am heart-broken to leave, but our last day here has yet again been extremely memorable. We started off the day meeting students close to our age, from a school called Pepy, and the......Read More

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Siem Reap – Angkor Wat

Meredith Brown, Participant

Today we visited the wonders of Angkor Wat on our first full day in Siem Reap. The day began at the largest temple with Yut guiding us through the 12th century temple. It was amazing to see how Angkor Wat has changed through major historical events......Read More

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Siem Reap- Day 2

Rhys Nickerson, Participant

Visiting a country I generally fall into two categories; either I see it only as it is, in the moment, a modern nation lacking any complex or meaningful past, or, far more dangerously, simply a location that hosts a historical site, disregarding any......Read More

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Leaving Koh Pdao

Ainsley Flemingtom, Participant

Today was an early start for our last morning in Koh Pdao as we had a long travel day ahead of us. Our breakfast consisted of french toast and barbecue grilled chicken, which had to be our two favourites, made by our wonderful chef here on the......Read More

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My new little brother

Abdul Fayed, Participant

Our final day on Koh Pdao village. The satisfaction of completing the service projects shines through everyone.  After spending hours upon hours on creating both a water tank and a garden, the projects finally flourished in completion. However, my......Read More

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Lessons from Koh Pdao

Adam Intorno, Participant

Our last day in Koh Pdao was one for the books. We woke up early, and started the day with a quick breakfast and headed off to finish the projects. The smiles on the families’ faces once they saw the final results were priceless. Both the......Read More

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Homestay reflections

Sarah Westlin, Participant

Every morning I wake up to the sound of my homestay brothers running around the house. I feel so lucky to be in my homestay – this is the first time I’ve ever truly known what it is like to have siblings. Everyone here is so kind. They give so......Read More

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At the mid point of the trip

Ainsley, Participant

Today was our second day waking up on Koh Pdao, with the sun, roosters and daily routines of our homestay families. This morning was slightly cooler with the rainfall yesterday which made for great working conditions out on our two service sites.......Read More

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An update on our work sites

Aline Maybank, Participant

Today we had a one hour bus ride and everyone got to know each other better. Traveling from Kratie to Sambour, the view was spectacular. From the lake view to the street of Cambodia, we indirectly got another taste of Cambodian identity and culture.......Read More

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What is work equality?

Ryan Tian, Participant

What is equality in work? If one has more ability to work, should they do a larger share of the task at hand? Should work be shared by amount, or by the effort of the individual?   These were some questions that went through my mind this......Read More