Do you have travel plans for 2019? Itching to go but don’t know which destination to choose or hate organizing the details?
Join me on the fantastic Philanthropic trip to Cambodia in January! You will do some good, see the country from the back door and have a chance to photograph the real life besides the famed temples.
A big part of our family’s travel has been trying to do a little good on the way. We spearheaded different projects around the world from small distribution of toiletries in Burmese orphanages to donations funds for building toilets in Uganda and then some huge fundraising and hand building pedestrian bridges in Rwanda and Panama.
To this day when we travel in backwater places Mirek and I still look for local organizations and worthwhile projects to suggest for funding with Lanternprojects.org.
But my biggest volunteer effort has been for nearly 10 years helping make a difference in the lives of Cambodian village children through Cambodian Community Dream organization. As a board member and VP of the organization I have brought many volunteer groups to help with training local teachers or help with dental care.
It is one of the best experiences for me to share my love of travel and volunteering by showcasing the amazing work in “our” Cambodian schools and villages.
January 18-27, 2019
Make a Difference, Share, Learn, and Have Fun
Visit Cambodian villages and schools while experiencing Asian cultural immersion Escorted by Jenni Lipa, Founder and President and Ksenija Olmer, Vice-President of the Cambodian Community Dream Organization (CCDO).
See first hand the progress in “our” schools and village communities and how our involvement changes the lives and future of Cambodian children and families.
During our visits you will be able to observe and interact with children in schools, read to them in libraries, play with them in preschools, serve breakfast in canteens, play sports, help in computer centers and meet villagers in their family compounds & social enterprises. You will gain cultural enrichment and understanding of history, temples, art, traditional dance, cooking.
Travel, lodging, meals, sightseeing, and transportation organized by Spa Trek, travel partner of CCDO. Daily transport from hotel to sites in safe, comfortable, airconditioned vans.
Our philanthropic partner, a beautiful hotel in the center of Siem Reap City, Memoire D’Angkor Boutique Hotel with AC, swimming pool and spa. www.memoiredangkor.com
Land only (all inclusive) $1,150
• Single room supplement: $300
• Ask about possible individual extension trips to Thailand, Vietnam or Laos.
• 11 days of travel with purpose in Siem Reap (villages, schools & temples, including famed Angkor Wat)
• All ground transportation in comfortable air-con van
• Hotel 4* with amenities (double occupancy)
• All meals in vetted restaurants and cold bottled water
• All passes to temples, entrance fees, guides and tips
• NOT INCLUDED ARE CAMBODIAN VISA UPON ARRIVAL $30 PLUS DRINKS AND SOUVENIRS
Find bargains at the Night Market. Have a massage! Learn to prepare a delicious Cambodian meal in Khmer Cooking School. Enjoy traditional Khmer dance performance.
History, Art & Architecture:
Revel in the spectacular Angkor Wat Temples, the carved city of Angkor Thom, the giant heads of Bayon Temple, and the jungle temple of Ta Phrom. Enjoy the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Immerse yourself in History at the Na-tional Museum.
More details online.
Drop me a line if you are coming or you have questions!
And hopefully meet you in Cambodia!