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Two Weeks (and two days) LEFT!

June 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Hey All,

Guess what? I think there will only be one more of my harassment update emails! There is a lot going on in my life here the next two weeks. I am going to start packing up quite soon and begin living out of a backpack one of the next few days here. I think I will have something like three going away parties over the following weeks. Bad news though, I just lost my camera. I was just thinking about how proud I was of myself for keeping track of it for this long, and then I go and leave it on the bus. Anyway, it was fun while it lasted, oh camera of mine.

So the past few weeks have been busy. I have been trying to fulfill promises that I have made to people. I took a student to Phnom Penh with me for a few days. He had never been. I wish I could have gotten better answers from him, but after living on a farm in the countryside of Cambodia for 18 years, I think he was quite tripped out to see this big city he had always heard people talking about. I took photos but.. no more camera. After that, I went and visited my buddy Philip in Battambang. I had been promising him that I would come check out his village before leaving, so I made the trek up there. We spent one night in his village and one night in the provincial town. I really enjoyed doing that and seeing his students and his house. After that we went to Angkor Wat, for the what is likely to be my last time. Angkor Wat is the giant temple complex that Cambodia is famous for, if you didn’t know. Its cool and always a little overwhelming, but I was happy to go again, especially since this time it was for free. Philip had never been before so it was cool to go with him there as well. We ate Mexican food two nights in a row. Yum. Just got back from that trip, one that I am calling the “Lake Lap” since I basically circled the country and the lake that is in the middle of it. Good Times.

It is getting tougher and tougher to prepare myself for the changes that lie ahead of me. I am positive I will be able to handle it all, but it doesn’t mean concerns don’t cross my mind. I know I am coming back to a great group of family and friends and that knowledge is always what puts me at ease. Another volunteer out here with me probably but it best when she said to me that she is more scared of going home than she was of coming out here. Scared probably isnt the best word, but there is definitely some apprehension. Things are going to be different! Yet I am still looking forward to it all so much! I get back on July 13th at 2:20pm people. See most of you shortly after that!

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