On July 17, 2017, my cohort (K11) of volunteers arrived to Cambodia to begin our service. We were wide-eyed and excited. That was also the day we learned our first Khmer words.
Now, 1 very fast year later, we have came to call this place home. We have created unbreakable bonds and unforgettable memories with our host families, villagers, and other volunteers.
To celebrate our 1 year anniversary, my group of friends and I went to Siem Reap province. We rented a weekend home, made our favorite foods, drink to our hearts' content, went on an adventure to Phnom Kulen waterfalls, pampered ourselves, hang out in the pool, go out at night, got some tattoos, and spend quality time with each other.
It was definitely a memorable weekend.