Phnom Penh

The Cambodia Vacation Blog: There Are Many Like It, But This One Is Mine

I was reminded this winter vacation why teaching abroad is such a cool, and great thing. Very few jobs or “careers” permit the time or prompt one to travel to another country on their vacation. It’s strange; there’s no reason why I couldn’t have traveled to other countries for vacation during all those years of working in another career. I just didn’t.

Teaching English in a place like Korea makes it easy to travel for a couple reasons.


English Camp in Korea IS Vacation (so I’m told)

It’s that time of the semester.

English camp time.

The 2 weeks following the end of both the spring and fall semesters is English Camp. It’s also when all the teachers in the school begin their vacations.

That’s right; for the two weeks that I’ll be conducting English camp, everyone else will be at home with family, traveling somewhere, or drunk. Maybe all three.

The days following the end of English camp are what comprise our “vacation” time as EPIK/public school NETs. It comes out to 8 days in the winter and 10 in the summer.

DSC03012 1024x768 English Camp in Korea IS Vacation (so Im told)

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

 

While spending time in Phnom Penh, my wife and I learned a lot. Most importantly we learned that life is more than the house you live in, the money you have in your bank account and the fancy clothes you wear. The growth you gain internally by experiencing other things in life will change you forever. Phnom Penh was full of poverty, but everyone was smiling. Everyone there knew that life, family and happiness is worth more than anything you can ever buy.

The growth we experienced in this amazing city was inspiring and extremely life changing.

You can read more about our time there.


SE Asia: Part 2 Vietnam & Cambodia

This is a continuation (trip) from SE Asia: Part 1


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