Good Bye CCT
21.01.2011 - 21.01.2011
Sophia is very sick. She stayed at the hotel with Belle while Trish, Fiona and Fliss went to do some last minute things. We purchased six soccer balls for the boys house, Fliss wanted to "find" a dress that she had seen at the markets and Fiona wanted to get a Cambodian Soccer Top for Will.
Fliss did not end up finding the dress she had seen earlier but found a different one, Cambodian soccer tops were like finding a needle in a hay stack!! Most of the people here support western teams so there is every country EXCEPT Cambodia!! We will try in Phnom Pehn.
Sophia still not feeling 100% , so her and Trish stayed at hotel to pack up while the rest of us went to say goodbye.
First stop was CCT Shop we sorted out some bits and pieces with Erin and Marnie and then Erin came with us. We went to the boys house and gave them 5 soccer balls and the house mother some jewellery which she loved. Next stop wsas the girls house , a few tears, lots of hugs and gifts given out. The Lucky Seven mother was in the shower but came out and was very excited to receive some jewellery form us. We collected out things from the Hotel and then went round to CCT. They had all been busy making bracelets for us and were tying them on us all. Roua came back from school to say good bye which was very nice. Jedtha came to say goodbye also and thanked us for everything we do for CCT. He is such a lovely man calm and gentle. He also gave us his email address so we can keep in touch. Rouet house Mummy put her jewellery on. We had lots of photos taken. We all tried REALLY hard not to cry, Fiona was the only sooky la la and made her nose bleed!! We boarded our van and set off for Phnom Pehn and Sinet!!
The almost five hour drive went quite quickly as there is so much to see along the way. It was dark when we got to PP. Our driver was speaking to Sinet on the phone and after another hour of driving around trying to find her, we stopped and she found us on the back of a motorbike. It was so funny watching her go mad at the van driver we were all laughing so much at her...... much to her disgust!!! She directed us to her house where she wanted us to stay. We decided to stay at a hotel and to our suprise it was the one we had stayed at on our first trip to Cambodia in 2008. AMAZING .... all the hotels in PP and Sinet chose the only one we had already stayed in.
We had dinner at the hotel which was very ordinary ..... Sinet could not even eat hers and thats saying something!! We were all exhausted and needed to sleep. Sinet would come to the hotel in the morning.