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Exploring Angkor Wat

Jan Wolf, Participant

We piled into tuk-tuks at 4:30 AM, determined to experience the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Upon arrival, we settled on the steps of an ancient library to enjoy the view. It was a magical moment, watching the sky fade from a pale purple to light blue.......Read More

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Cambodia Tuesday, June 19

George Lanchoney, Participant

It was a nice and relatively relaxed day in Battambang today. We began the day with some fruit shakes and pancakes at a nearby restaurant, then some writing about a day in the life of a random person on the street. After that, we went on a scavenger......Read More

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Dragon Drivers

Ben Hokenson, Participant

Today the Fords crusaded along the highway as we cruised through Cambodia bound for our next destination. Along the way, we observed our surroundings passing by small homes, flowing rivers, and various people going about their daily lives. In the......Read More

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Day 6

Khalil Bland, Dragons Admin

On the sixth day of our Cambodian trip we had a range of good experiences. It started off with a few group members waking up early than expected because their clocks were off and coming to the camp early. They helped the clean up because the had......Read More

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Hike to Chambak Waterfall

George Lanchoney, Participant

Today was a very exciting day that consisted of card games, swimming, and hiking. The morning started off slow with some rain, but we were eventually able to begin our hike. Along the way to the waterfalls, we saw many cool animals like giant......Read More

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The Killing Fields

Sunny Yu, Participant

“If the price to sacrifice innocence, then there is no god, no reason, no truth, and no life.” This was a quote we found at S21. Haverford visited the S21, which is a POW camp, and the killing fields. We learned a dark part of Cambodian......Read More

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Chambok Ecotourism Community Stay

Mara and Jan, Instructor

We have arrived here at Chambok Ecotourism Community. This community was a National Geographic World Legacy award finalist in 2017. The community is located at Kirirom National Park. As we arrived, we were welcomed to the community by traditional......Read More

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Day 2: Phnom Penh

Liam Harkins, Participant

We began our day by walking over to a local breakfast place. The first dish brought out was instantly a group-favorite: Cha Kvai, which is a bread based food, and condensed milk to dip it in. After eating that, we all ended up ordering the same......Read More

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Day 1: Arrival

Liam Harkins, Participant

We arrived to Haverford bright and early and headed up to JFK Airport in New York City. Upon arrival, we grabbed breakfast and prepared ourselves for the long road ahead of us. After a few hours, we flew over the North Pole and the surrounding ice.......Read More

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Arrived safe and sound!

Mara and Jan, Instructor

We scooped up our new crew of intrepid travelers at the airport and are on our way! We’re excited for orientation and activities in the bustling and fascinating city of Phnom Penh – Cambodia!   Thanks for following along our......Read More

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Haverford Course Itinerary

Instructor Team, Participant

Hello Families and Friends of Haverford Cambodia, Mara and I are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our group, attending to final details and preparing for a mind-opening, heartfelt immersion into Cambodian daily life and the beauty of this......Read More

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Instructor

Mara Pho, Participant

Greeting from Phnom Penh! Hi everyone! It is a great pleasure for me to introduce myself. My name is Mara Pho (Pho as Po not like Pho as the Vietnamese noodle soup). It is worth mentioning as I have my last name pronounced incorrectly all the time......Read More

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INSTRUCTOR INTRODUCTION

Jan Wolf, Participant

Hello Haverford Educators and Students! Southeast Asia holds a special place near and dear to my heart. I can’t wait to meet you and begin our journey together exploring Cambodia- The Kingdom of Wonder. Cambodia never fails to provide an intense......Read More

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Welcome, Haverford!

Dragons Administration, Participant

Haverford Travelers It’s a pleasure to warmly welcome you to your Haverford and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for “Cambodia: Religion, Conflict, and Peace.” Believe it or not, the spring is just around the corner! Soon, you all will be......Read More