My life as an intern at Bykota House

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Before I left home for Cambodia a friend of mine said this year would be like Toblerone chocolate bar, with high points, low points and those extra special sweet nutty bits.

I have been here for 5 ½ months now and have found that to be a very accurate analogy except that there have been far more highs than lows and the special sweet nutty bits are even better than I ever imagined.

I came here with a few expectations, that I would be living with one other woman and no kids, In fact I ended up in a mad house with, for the most part, four children and four babies under three years of age. I thought I would be helping to teach in the school and ended up teaching a preschool class that during my time here has grown from 8 to 10 energetic, Khmer speaking children. In short I have found expectations and planning to be pointless and flexibility essential.

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