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Transference

Claire Bennett, Participant

We concluded our trip in Cambodia with a period of reflection that we call “transference”. The photo shows our last evening activity, sharing our lopes and goals. We decided to write a yak post all together anonymously, answering three......Read More

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Chuab knea pel krow

Claire and Yut, Participant

Appleby Cambodia students are in the air! Here we all are feeling bittersweet at the airport. Instead of a goodbye, which felt too final to say, we parted ways with a “chuab knea pel krow” (see you later)!...Read More

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The best birthday

Ariana Sharma, Participant

Today I woke up at 6am, super early, but I couldn’t go back to sleep. Lots of people remembered it was my birthday which made me really happy, and a bunch of people sang “happy birthday” to me too. After breakfast we all went back......Read More

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“Their Life” – A Shift of Mindset in...

Janice Peng, Participant

Yak of the Week

“Be prepared—the conditions on the island will be very different from our life; no electricity, no running water…” The voice of our trip leader at our pre-departure meeting echoed in my head once again; except this time, I find myself......Read More

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A Koh Pdao welcome

Ariana Sharma, Participant

From the moment we arrived on the island, there was an overwhelming sensation of feeling welcomed and embraced. As soon as we arrived from the boat ride to the island, we were greeted by the community. They all smiled from ear to ear as they were......Read More

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Understanding the history makes us better at...

Avery Judiesch, Participant

I have been reflecting on our trip so far and why it is structured in this way – why do we spend time getting to know the culture and the country before going to do service? I think it is so we can get a deeper understanding of the culture of the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

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Not being the change

Jolene Watkin, Participant

As a journalist we have a job to reflect on the previous day. My question for the group was “after our first day of work how can we make the project more efficient.” Schools/ tourists come here to help the community thinking they are......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

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Life in Koh Pdao

Immy, Participant

I immediately felt welcomed as I stepped off the boat in Koh Pdao. We were all greeted by our homestay families on the beach who then carried or bags to their homes as we followed behind on our bikes. When we pulled up to our home for the next 5......Read More

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Learning Service

Claire Bennett, Participant

Today was the first day that we dived into our service project. Although we are just learning about things like how to dig a garden and mix cement, we have great teachers from the local community!...Read More

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A few photos

Claire Bennett, Participant

We are on the island! The group is settling into the homestays and relaxing into a routine that gets us up with the sun and to bed after dinner.  The sunset over the river is unreal (first photo), and the home-cooked food is ch’ngine......Read More

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Reflections on the day

Yssamae and Corissa, Participant

One of our main activities today was visiting Thavry, author and writer of “A Proper Woman” and other Cambodian best seller books and her brother, Rithy, founder of Small World company. They shared their experience on how they searched their......Read More