The end of the ISTC exchange … for me at least

Well that’s it from me in Siem Reap. As I sit here for the final time in the restaurant of Rosy’s, looking out onto the bustling streets of Siem Reap, I thought it would be a great time to recap on what has been a whirlwind few weeks.

The experience has been wonderful and really hope that the work and help done both at the guesthouse, and at the charities, will be fruitful for all parties.

From the minute I landed I have been so impressed with the warmth and friendliness of everyone here. The Khmers are a wonderful set of people and this is a wonderful country, which despite the obvious economic and social problems, still is a friendly and enchanting place to visit.

Highlights of my trip are difficult to pick out as there has been so much done.

I think all the charities I visited had to be high up on the list. The work that these people do is truly remarkable and wish them all well with all their projects. I hope in some we can raise awareness for them a bit, as well as raise some money to help the projects continue. So thanks to Grace House, Trailblazer, ABC Rice, Sala Bai Hotel School and Globalteer and good luck with all your projects.

Thank you to Simon, Rachel and the Rosy team for everything; the food, the smiles and the hospitality. I hope all the work we have done will be of benefit to the business and look forward in keeping in touch to seeing how it all progresses and the website going live next Tuesday!

I really hope this pilot project is the first of many that ISTC can do in conjunction with STAY WYSE and the other associations within the Youth and Student Travel industry. It has been a fulfilling experience on so many levels I would recommend anyone to try their hand at doing an exchange likes this in the future.

Ha Kuhn!

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