Posted on 26 October, 2015

Woohoo! Team OHI is in the house…well Cambodia.

Stepping off the cool quarters of the plane we were instantly swallowed up by the heat and smells of that which makes up this beautiful country – Cambodia! Tuk Tuks, markets, food stalls of all arrangements and chaotic traffic are plenty in numbers and supply. Yet nothing quite says welcome to Cambodia like scorpion fried rice and tarantula kebabs!

Monday morning and the 28 Open Heart International (OHI) volunteers have all acclimatised (as much as possible) caught up on lost sleep in transit and are ready to start work!


While half the team start the pre-op screening and talking with the children’s parents. The other half of us put together some goodie bags filled with toys, clothes, hygiene products. Basically everything that a sick child could have hoped for! I think its safe to say Santa Claus would have been pretty impressed with our goodie bags.


Vath (bottom right picture with Bec) is a returning patients who has come in for a checkup and echo, he is scheduled to have his third surgery in March 2016. You can tell he is very much loved by all the returning volunteers!

That’s all for now folks. My name is Liv and i’ll be your blogger for this trip, watch this space for some daily updates on all things Cambodian and OHI!


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