Monthly Archives: March 2012

The first of MANY tuk-tuk rides…

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The first of MANY tuk-tuk rides...

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We have arrived… well, mostly

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Hello one ‘n all, it’s currently 8.08pm local time on Saturday but to be honest, most of us don’t really know what time or what day it is!  Chris, Gemma, Mike, Hannah and I arrived at 1.30pm this afternoon after a pretty long flight on a pretty ropy plane, but we did get a slightly unexpected bonus trip to Laos, albeit only for 20 minutes in the transit lounge to then get back on the same plane we’d just got off.

We met Becci at the airport and then checked into our hotel, very nice!  After a cooling smoothie at the poolside and being joined by Simon, we went for a wander into Phnom Penh, only to get stopped at the end of the road by armed police who told us (and the rest of the traffic) to wait.  Moments later we heard sirens going and then a procession of police cars emerged, followed by a huge crowd of Harley Davidsons surrounding a blacked out Mercedes limo, which turned out to have the President of China in it who is here for an official state visit… again, bonus!

Some nice food had, now back at the hotel waiting for Han-Na Cha to arrive from Singapore in the next hour, and then Liz and Hannah Schofield arriving (hopefully not too late!) this evening.

Early start in the morning, we’re running a ‘school assembly’ on prophecy instead of a preach at church tomorrow.  Really looking forward to being with the church again!

Hope you all have a great Sunday together in His presence too. God bless!

T minus 90 minutes

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So here we are, our first food adventure of the trip, gatwicks incredibly expensive version of a hot dog!

Chris, Gemma, Mike, Hannah and I have converged from various parts of the uk, we’ve checked in, just about got through security with the shadiest characters of our group being stopped, Gemma and Chris.

Hour and a half till take off, stop for three hours inHanoi then onto Phnom Penh, arriving at 1pm local time, then await the arrival of the other 3/8’s of our team.

Turns out blogging on an iPhone is not as quick as you might think so I’m gonna sign off.

Quote of the day so far from Chris, gazing out across gatwick north terminal “the world is full of people, isn’t it?” – inspired!

2 days to go…

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Hello one ‘n all!  Here’s a blog for you to follow the teams adventures… still doesn’t seem very real sitting in my office in Starley House, gazing at the sweltering 18C sunshine outside, but in 67 hours and 21 minutes (give or take), we’ll be in Phnom Penh!  BOOM!  We’ll try and do regular updates for you to read for your amusment and to fuel your prayers.  Please leave us comments and stuff.  See you on the other side…