Goodbye Asia …

After two months spent in Asia It is time to say goodbye and move one. It was an amazing experience and now I fully understand why so many travellers are heading to this region. It is safe, hassle free and easy to travel, with people being nice, easy going, smiling all the time and being…

Photo story from Cambodia

After a long and wordy post about my meditation course, here are some pictures to feast your eyes on local colour of Cambodia and Thailand.

10 days of mind training, aloe vera & much more

“Donnnnng, donnnnng, donnnnnng, donnnnnng”. I open my eyes slightly and realise this is the first of the 10 mornings with a 4am wake-up call in order to start the first morning meditation at 4.30 am. True to my old habit I just turn around and close my eyes to steal another 15 or 20 minutes of…

Temples of Angkor – giving it another chance

It has cooled down here a bit for the second time since I am here (if you ask Cambodians it is really cold – and indeed, mornings and evenings are chilly), so today was a perfect day to visit the temple complex of Angkor again, after the disappointment I have experienced with my first visit….

Lively streets of Siem Reap

Some impressions from yesterday’s very lively streets of Siem Reap 🙂 There was a parade of giant puppets made out of paper and created by kids from various schools and socially responsible communities.  

Bringing joy in children’s lives

If someone would tell me before leaving on this trip that I would spend almost 2 full weeks with a group of older American volunteers (the oldest was 77-yup, you read it correctly), I would probably laugh out loud and say “No way”. But it is exactly what happened! It turned out that I arrived…

Making this world a better place

After a half an hour ride in a tuk tuk on one of the bumpiest roads (yep, organization I am volunteering for – Cambodian Child’s Dream Organization (CCDO) – still doesn’t own a car – which shows how carefull and thoughtful they are when it comes to spending their hard raised donations), we finally arrive at one of…

Value of drinking water

One of the activities of the organization I am currently volunteering for is building water wells – based on donations of people like you and me, people that realise that not everyone on the world has an easy access to drinking water. Can you imagine? Drinking water, something that majority us take for granted!? This…

Morning @ Angkor Wat

Was it worth getting up at 4.30 to see the sunrise at famous Angkor Wat? Yes and no, to be honest. The main temple site is rather huge, the sunrise was a nice one, but seeing all those endless crowds of people going there… all doing the same, all taking those same photos from that…

Part of the team!

I’m part of this amazing CCDO team and volunteers. 34 strong, on the ground making a difference.

Short post

Some of you already know that I am right now in Cambodia, just being back from a 4 days long trekking in the jungle, but for those not knowing: yep, after a very lazy and relaxed time on island Phu Quoc in Vietnam my next stop was a remote village of Chi Phat in Cardamom…