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An Incredible Ethical Adventure for Pritpal!

Review submitted by Pritpal Saundh
Review date 31 Jan 2010

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The last ten weeks have just been the most incredible experience of my life and I feel I have a lot of learnings to reflect on and take away with me. Hopefully it has made me a better person because of it, but that's for others to judge. The trail wouldn’t have been half as fun without the great Frontier group that I travelled with. As I mentioned yesterday, everyone brought something different to the group, which made it so special to be a part of. I’d like to thank each one of them for being such great company on the trip.

Megs has been the ideal trip leader. She took all the hassle out of planning, booking and sorting out all the general admin and stress that comes with travelling. She was especially great help at the start of the trip when my baggage was delayed for a few days, ringing the airlines for me and sorting out my itinerary when I had to go back and pick up my luggage. More important than all, she’s so down to earth and such great company. She leads when she needs to and is a good laugh when her work is done. Well done on a successful trip Meg and thanks for all your hard work and support. All the best on the next trail!

Louise, the Frontier coordinator in Cambodia, was also a fantastic companion on the trip (when she was with us) and was always on hand to help whilst we were deployed on our projects. Clearly so passionate about the work that she does, it was great to be in such company over the ten weeks and provided some great thought-provoking debates. Many thanks Louise, all the best in Phnom Penh!

A big thank you goes out to my two companions in Siem Reap. Teaching has been the highlight of the trip for me and has changed my life forever. I couldn’t have asked for better company during that time.

We all got on so well and were all in tune to get immersed in the local culture. Over that month, we had organised between us so many trips to outer communities in the region and we learnt how to meditate from our monk friends. We also pitched in and worked hard to improve the school that we taught in. We left behind a great legacy when we raised $500 to build a new office and we’re all very proud of that achievement.

Together, we made many friends in Siem Reap it would be great to see them all again in the future. I will miss them both immensely and thanks to you both for such a great time!

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