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About christine mccartney

I am a teacher, a wife, a proud aunt, a dog rescuer, a person who has been rescued by my rescued dogs, a hiker, a four time (phew!) cancer survivor, a runner, a tattoo addict, a vegetarian, an advocate, a friend and a happy traveller. Enjoy!

Our last day at Bong Thom

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Global to Local and Little Angels: Siem Riep

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S-21 prison

On June 25th, we visited S-21 Prison in Phenom Penh. Before the Khmer Rouge, S-21 Prison was a school. The Khmer Rouge was mainly formed by Viet Cong and a small number of Cambodians who supported communism. They used this … Continue reading

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Blessings and Cockroaches

We’ve been super busy and the wifi has been a bit spotty, but here are a couple of our favorite moments in the last day and a half.  Hopping on a plane to Siem Riep this afternoon!  xoxo

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Day 1

We started our day by writing a letter to ourselves and sealing it in an envelope; in the note, we thought about what makes us excited and nervous about the days to come.  Inspired by one of our mentors, Juan-Carlos, … Continue reading

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Best of the Hudson Valley Gift Basket Raffles

If you are looking for a way to support Newburgh Youth and you LOVE dining, shopping, sightseeing and meandering around either Newburgh or Beacon, we have an amazing opportunity for you to do both!  Our Best of Newburgh and Best … Continue reading

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A Different Way of Being: Our Visit to Indigenous Village 235

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Exploring Quito

JAYSWAN: “Elise was so excited that it was her birthday!!!! To start off the day, all of us gathered in the dining room to surprise her with flowers and a song.” The ten minute ride up the Teleferico not only … Continue reading

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Pizza Night!

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Gratitude

Despite our hesitations as we loaded fifteen 11th graders onto a bus to LaGuardia on the last day of school, traveling with students has been fulfilling in so many expected and unexpected ways. Being removed from our routines and comforts … Continue reading

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