Monday, January 28, 2013

Our 10 Year AYAD Reunion

Landing in Phnom Penh after my stopover in Kuala Lumpur, I was greeted at the airport by a taxi driver holding a sign up with my name on it. How exciting! That has never happened before, and it was such a treat, and so easy for an arrival. Thanks Evie!

Getting to Circa 51 in PP, I joined Jane, Dom and Evie for drinks and catch ups. Amy joined us, after just starting a new role in PP, and we headed out for dinner at the Russian restaurant Irena's. This was followed by drinks at an old favourite, Rubies Wine Bar, and ended with karaoke at a place called The Rock. Private rooms in a massive complex, this was a very funny and crazy end to a big night.

The next day 8 of us, including Sarah, Dan and Rachel, and Majid,, plus little Maya travelled down to Kep for 2 nights of blissful relaxation.

Returning to PP, we greeted a couple more arrivals in Nick and Vince, and had Amy rejoin us after work. Dinner on the terrace at Circa 51

Friday night was our big night together, which started with a sunset river cruise. Borin joined us also for this, which was very special.

Taking a boat almost to ourselves, we took in the sights and the stories from the last 10 years. Seeing the skyline of PP from the river, and the changes we could spot, as darkness fell was really cool, and a pretty awesome way to hang out together.

Touching back on our old traditions, we then made it to the Elephant Bar at Raffles for happy hour cocktails. This was followed by dinner, and then ended with drinks on a rooftop bar - which was a totally new experience in the new, modern Phnom Penh!

There is already talk of returning for our 20 year reunion, within this group of Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development group, back at Intake 8. Catching up with the group, it was so amazing to hear of all the things and places we have been up to since our work in Cambodia. Seriously inspiring.


  1. So brilliant Tash - great you've stayed in touch and are planning your 20 year reunion :)

  2. So excited for you! You look like you are having so much fun! xo


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