Monday, 24 October 2011

Return to Canada & Trip Highlights

After a 26 hour trip we made it safely back to Canada. We flew from Phnom Penh to Seoul Korea and then 13 hours direct from Korea to Toronto. It was in Toronto that we had to part ways- Mary was flying back to Calgary Alberta and Cathy back to Ottawa, Ontario.

It was hard to part at the Toronto airport after having gone through so many experiences. We were both thankful to have had the opportunity to participate and our hope if for others who have a interest to get involved in volunteering to make a difference in the many lives all over the world that are impacted by wounds.

Mary and Cathy say good-bye at the Toronto Airport after 26 hours of travelling

Thank you to Health Volunteers Overseas:
Mary & Cathy at the Sihanouk Hospital Center for Hope -
Please consider volunteering to support global wound management

In additon to the wound management volunteering we were able to work in the following which were highlights of our trip:

We feel very fortunate that we were able to visit the ruins of Angkor Wat in Siem Riep after taking a 6 hour bus ride on the Mekong Express

We were able to visit the ruins of Angkor Tom in Siem Riep

We took a Cambodian cooking class

We made a visit to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

We saw the Killing Fields from the days of the Khmer Rouge - this was very sad


  1. These photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing. My dream vacation has always been to hire an airport taxi, like airline limo service, and lead the life of luxury in Cambodia while soaking up their culture and history. I'm jealous.

  2. So your Cambodia travel is not just about luxury, you did it with a touch of helping the locals, and that is a commendable effort.

  3. I think your trip to Cambodia was very successful.I also want to have such experiences.

  4. Dear, Cambodia is also famous for adventure. In Cambodia Adventure Tour you can have fun via Trekking, Kayaking and cycling. I think you missed that.