Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cambodia Challenge: Off and racing

Well, we are now halfway through the Cambodia Cycle Challenge for War Child Australia. If there is any one word that truly sums up the experience so far it is: 'uplifting'. Cycling in 40 plus degree heat has been tough and there have been times when I thought that I could not go on (especially on the third day when I developed a nasty bout of travel belly that made cycling even more of a challenge), but being able to overcome such difficulties has made the ride so much more special and seeing the smiling faces on the children at the orphanages and knowing that we are making a difference has made it all worthwhile.

Here are just a few photographs so far from the trip – one of our all-girl cycling team (above), a few of the children from the orphanage (below) and a photograph of our team with the students we taught English to at the middle school (bottom). More photos to follow soon. Thank you all so much for your support!

1 comment:

Border Jumpers said...

Just visited wildaboutwriting.blogspot.com and would love you to consider a link exchange.

My partner Danielle and I are currently traveling to nearly every country in Africa (we are writing now from Dakar, Senegal) meeting with farmers, workers, NGO's and community groups writing about innovations and projects that our working to alliviate hunger and poverty. We travel blog everyday at BorderJumpers (www.borderjumpers.org). We are trying to highlight stories of hope and success.

Thanks so much for your consideration!

All the best, Bernie and Dani