Outdoor Leadership Exploration becomes one of my favorite exploration. A very enjoyable experiences I’ve got from both during class and outside of class which is during trip. I’ve gained so much knowledge of leader the participants and myself that involve during outdoor. I’ve realized how such a beautiful of nature and wilderness that we have during outdoors. However, This exploration changes my conscious to be appreciate to my admirable environment around me, as well as to supports and keep all the natural resources. It’s help me a lot of my future as well. We went to two trips which are in Kirirom National park and Mondulkiri province. One of the memorable moments is in Mondulkiri Trip.
Reflection: Trip to Mondulkiri province
I would say that, this was a really wonderful trip ever which we traveled to Mondulkiri province for four days during outdoor leadership exploration. our goals was to learn how to survive in outdoor while meeting challenges. It was such an amazing experience for my future, as will as take a step of preparation for later. It was a wonderful time of spending with my friends and facilitators, which is a great chance for all of us to get deeply know each other. An opportunity, with not many Cambodian children get the chance to do was extremely huge appreciate from me. In addition, I’m extremely thankful to nature around the place in Mondulkiri that let us to explore you, to know you and to appreciate you which made this trip to a word called “indescribable” to me and my opinion.
As a Cambodian girl, I will raise awareness to others human about how to get survive in outdoors, as well as to let them appreciate that the nature, or this special nature’s resources that we have right now in Cambodia. On the other hand, after travelling to this province, Mondulkiri becomes one of my favorite province. when I was there, every single minute I could see a great view with full of mountain, trees, and the sound of the animal s, birds singing along the way. As we are outdoor leaders, we have our core value promises while on the trip, which are help, respect each other, always encourages everyone, determination and more. While having fun, we’ve learned so many things which let us to experience and explore new adventures around us. For example, If I lost in the forest, I could know how to survive and believe in myself, whenever on an adventure.
In this trip, we were cooking by yourself, finding food, water, hiking together, packing stuff together, which becomes a wonderful adapting with friends, animals and nature. Especially, we were marking fire without using lighter, even though it didn’t work but we tried our best. I‘ve learned to resume people around me and myself. IN addition, the activities that we did during this trip were talking about self reflection, hiking the mountain, drawing and writing the view with the nature. As this is my second time in Mondulkiri, I felt more believe in myself, felt more confidence while hiking and go outside of campus. Every time I am in nature, I felt fresh and happy and I didn’t think of anything else beside keeping myself warm, calm, with a beautiful green species all around me. I’ve released all off my stress, release all of my conflict or homework at school.
On the second day of our trip, we went to Leng Truk waterfall. It was my second time there but I still want to go there again. Before we can get to that Waterfall, we need to hike up and down the mountains with small, big route along the trees. We hiked for 45 minutes to get there with our guide. He was really friendly and he is Pnong, which is one of the ethnic group in Cambodia. Along the way, he told us about the farm, the crops that the indigenous group grow on the mountain, as well as the way of living that they depends on agriculture sector.
After we get there, we started to cook some fish and ethnic soup. I like the way he used the natural resource to clean and to cook the food, which he used the bamboo to put in the fish mouse as a stick while grilling the fish. one the other hand, we used the bamboo to cook the soup inside and use the grass to clean the bamboo. After that we had a great lunch together. On the night time, I saw three shooting stars and star in the morning. I was very happy to see that and wish what I want too. On the third day, we tracked to two waterfalls about 12 kilometers. they are very big and beautiful with many people visiting there and having fun. During the hiking, I was a little tired but I had fun with my friends. During the walk, we were rested in a big grassland, and we played some games and take a lot of picture. What a Lucky day! we saw a big sun set up the mountain.
Finally, I have a lot of fun and realize how such a beautiful place in my country, especially the happiness of people face during hiking. I wish that all the people aware of the environment just like I do and stop throwing trash everywhere. The way we do this, it could start tourist come to explore our country. The best thing that I hope is to have the same amount of nature in the next few years.