Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Year In Review

This is a pretty big year to review, I don't know how I'm going to fit it all into one post! Get ready for lots of pictures, because I'm throwing in a few things I never blogged about.

We started out the year by celebrating in the Gulf of Thailand
My student won second place in our provincial spelling bee, which really relects nothing about my ability as a teacher, but I'm taking credit for it anyway.

This year I was evacuated from Cambodia to Thailand with a case of Dengue Fever. I then came back to practically sleep the month of March away and woke up to it being the hotest month of my life.

I was blocked by my POE from take my students to learn about the Khmer Rouge, so we hitch hiked and went with another volutneer's school.
We rode the Bamboo Train in Battambong, and proceeded to get soaking wet thanks to the rainy season.
We got to expereince really cool facets of Khmer culture. There is not just one way to show how many cool things about Khmer culture we were able to experience, but this was one very cool one when my host uncle/best khmer guy I've known got engaged.
I went on my dream vacation to Scotland. Seriously, a Dream vacation.
Followed later by a vacation to China and Vietnam. China was possibly the best vacation I've been on. I never blogged about Vietnam because I'm lazy and was busy, but we did a motorcycle trip through the mountains. Very cool.
We had Cambodian Wedding pictures taken. Please go look at them and be jealous.
We had the biggest and best project of our time in Peace Corps, CAMP GLOW! I can't say enough about how much I loved and enjoyed Camp GLOW, and watching the girls learn, and then teach other girls in my village what they learned. Best way to go out, ever.
We finally made it to really see Angkor Wat. If you ever get the chance to go see Angkor Wat, please go.
We celebrated my 25th birthday and a bunch of other PCV's birthdays by going to the island Koh Rong.
We said goodbye to our host family our students and our Peace Corps family and headed back to a new life in the US.
And we said hello to our US families for the first time in over a year. Being back in American definitely took some adjusting after living in third world conditions for a year.
We met a new niece for the first time and got to see cool cliff dwellings in Colorado.
We celebrated lots of events such as our 4 year anniversary, and birthdays, namely Hal turning 26.
We got to participate in holiday traditions and celelbrate Thanksgiving.
We finally got to experience cold and snow, and celerate the holidays with our families.

8 comments:

Elle Sees said...

wow! what a year! um, i'll refrain from sharing my boring-in-comparison year! ;)

Furry Bottoms said...

Thank you for stopping by! Yes, it was a very close call and I am thankful it turned out the way it did. Now I am reading up on your 2012 in review!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

What a totally crazy year you've had. I hope you have a wonderful 2013!

Torrie said...

So cute! I've always thought about doing a post like this, but I'm WAYYY too impatient to be able to spend the time searching out all the pictures and such. I'm sure glad you did, though--such fun!

The Childlike Empress said...

sounds like you've had an exciting year! well anyone who spends time in Scotland has had an exciting year...
we are heading to Cambodia next week for our belated honeymoon...very excited!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

What an amazing year girl! I can't wait to see what 2013 brings you and Hal!

Kelle said...

wow, amazing! i've been reading several of your posts about the peace corps and loving it - my friend is currently in botswana volunteering for the peace corps and it's so exciting to read about all the adventures she's having too. happy new year!

Ashley said...

What a year!!!!! I am in LOVE with those wedding pictures!!!

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