10 Aug Dancing in the Rain with Tiny Toones
Written by Amanda Martin and Samnang Pak, 2014 Southeast Asia: Cities & Sanctuaries Program Leaders.
It’s pouring rain, the bus was 2 hours late, our beds are wet and the kids are LOVING IT!!!! Monsoon season is in full swing here in Cambodia! Don’t worry! We are prepared. Dancing in the rain, laundry in the rain, hair washing in the rain, soccer in the rain, long-romantic walks in the rain, we’ve been ready for the rain from the beginning! Now, we are at the beach breaking and singing with Tiny Toones… in the rain! Although, the sun did come out to play on our last afternoon!
A visit to the Tiny Toones center lifted our spirit as we took part in a dance class and were met with boundless energy! A dance party and BBQ with some of the TT staff, prior to their trip to Australia and Singapore for hip-hop workshops, left everyone in the group on a high and eager to learn some more moves and plan a killer retreat for the next generation.
We went to the local market to grab a stockpile of food for the next few days and headed out to our house in the suburbs of Cambodia for a massive slumber party. Bodhi and Izza, our cats, were happy to have all the attention, especially from those who were allergic to them. Sorry Mary!
The sun is shining and the skies are clear to say our farewells to Tiny Toones and one another. That’s right, independent travel time has begun! Mary and Nina are off to explore the less traveled islands of Cambodia. Corri is headed up north to Chiang Mai, Thailand to stand tall and explore on her own. Bethany is heading out on her own to explore peninsular Malaysia! Paige, Chelsea, Aaron, Jessie, and Kelsie are headed to southern islands to try out surfing in Phuket and relax on the beaches of southern Thailand.
Safe travels guys!! See you in Bangkok!!
Amanda and Samnang
2014 Southeast Asia: Cities & Sanctuaries Program Leaders.