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Almost Month 4!

I really thought my visa problems were going to end after my last post. But, I guess we are just getting some of Luke’s (fellow from last year) bad luck residue. Before arriving to Siem Reap, we were told that there is a new law in place where we could only fly in and out of the country if we were trying to renew our visas. So, of course, that is what we did the first few times. Like I mentioned before, my pockets are crying and I cannot continue to pay for flights and visas so Dalila and I decided to go by land even though we were advised not to.

Getting to Poipet was so much easier than we expected. I anticipated that the trip there was going to be a mess because we booked a bus ticket for $11. But, this bus company surprised me! The bus was huge with comfortable reclining seats AND they supplied us with snacks and water. What more could we ask for?! The ride was super smooth which kept me in a positive mood once we arrived at the boarder. I remember telling Dalila that we got this, no need to worry!


Long story short, the officer at the boarder came up with a large amount of excuses to not let us into Thailand. First, we needed an itinerary of what we were doing, then he wanted us to book a room. He then wanted us to print the booking (we were in a completely different province with zero wifi) or go to the airport and try to leave through there (there was no airport near us). Lastly, he threatened to not let us into Thailand ever and hours later when he finally decided to be nice, threatened us one more time.

Even though we had all that trouble to get into Thailand, our short trip was nice! It might be one of my favorite trips there so far.

Lets hope this is the last time I have to go to Thailand for visas!

Last Tuesday was King’s Coronation Day. Instead of having the day off, we had a biking trip! We biked for approximately 45 minutes to our destination. I’m not going to lie, the thought of this trip was a bit scary because they made it seem like it was going to be a much longer ride. It was honestly such a great experience! The view while biking was amazing!! I want to ride around there again whenever I have the time. Once we arrived, the students went into their own worlds. They had an amazing time jumping off trees and swinging by a rope into the river! Tola (K8 student) literally only came out of the river to eat and when it was time to go! Although I did not get in the water, I had an amazing time taking in the nature and laughing with the students. The mums really out did themselves with lunch! We had a variety of fried beef, fried fish, fried shrimp, fried mushrooms & rice. We were all blessed and excited to eat!

Here are some pictures of our trip!

Water Festival is an upcoming event that I have been so excited to experience! Stay tuned for my next post to hear all about it.


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  1. This is awesome. I certainly appreciate your resiliance and adventureous attitude. Soak it all in and enjoy the amazing memories that you are making. Love the pictures. It is like being there again for me. Chet


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