Besides the service aspect of the trip, we also got to experience what Cambodia had to offer, culturally. We practised the Cambodian martial art, Bokator, tried our hand at Khmer cooking and got to see the temples of Angkor Wat. We visited the workshops of Artisans of Angkor that employ those stuck in the poverty cycle, those that are visually or hearing impaired.
We even went to a silkworm farm to learn about how silk is made. Towards the end of the trip, we got a chance to go to the a Khmer Rouge memorial where we learned a little more about why the country is in the state that it is now.
Ayushi Lahiry, 5 Thoburn