May 11th, 2015 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Day 271

Peter's POV

Today was our biggest day in Phnom Penh. We woke up and went to breakfast. By 8:30 we were in our tuck-tuck driving to another one of the slum areas to see another school. When we got to the area, we met Koy, our guide and the co-founder of Cambodian Care, an NGO that builds schools in the slum areas of Cambodia. 

The area that we walked around was the craziest poverty that I have ever seen. We thought that yesterday was bad, and it was, but this was insane.

This is what the locals sell to make money - they are salted river clams

We walked over this "bridge" to get from one street to another

When we were done walking around we helped feed the community breakfast. After breakfast we hopped in our tuck-tuck and headed back to the hotel.

When we got back to the hotel headed out to grab lunch. When we were done with lunch we relaxed until about 2 when we headed out to paint a school. We went back to the school / area that we saw yesterday. When we got there there were about 15 kids waiting to show us to the school that we were going to paint.

The walls of the school that we were painting drank paint so it took a while to paint the whole room. When we were done we were very happy with way it turned out. The room actually looked like a class room without chairs or posters. 

After we were done painting we headed back to the house to get all of the paint off of us. When we were ready to go to dinner we asked our tuck-tuck driver to take us to one of his favorite restaurants. He took us to a place called the Tuck-Tuck Cafe. When we got there we invited our driver Mr. Vira to have dinner with us.  He has been our driver every day and is so nice.  We had a great dinner with him - it was nice to get to know him a little better. When we got back to the hotel we all went right to bed after another big day in Phnom Penh.