The bus stopped in Phnom Penh, and they were so inspired with the generosity of local people that they never made it to Thailand.
After making his way up to Siem Reap and experiencing life there, Jake decided to start a scholarship program that would allow young Khmer people to attend university. For the next few years Jake split his time between Cambodia and Australia, where he raised money for the new scholarship initiative.
Once permanently stationed in Siem Reap, he took on work at a local social enterprise cafe called Footprints, where he helped get the business going and managed a team of local employees.
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Although Jake had no prior tourism experience, he had worked in customer service and was well versed in setting up teams and motivating them. A few interviews later, Jake joined the Grasshopper family, where he has been ever since. Working with Grasshopper Adventures has given Jake the opportunity to travel to places such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, and inspired him to hop on a bicycle more often than he ever had before.
Speaking about his past five years as an overseas worker in Siem Reap, Jake cites his favorite part of the lifestyle as the incredibly warm Cambodian people.
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They want to learn from you and share the experience. The hardest part of living in Cambodia, according to Jake, is being away from loved ones. In their absence, Jake relies on the familial nature of the tight-knit expat community, as well as local friends. I go back to Australia and I sort of feel like life is so fast paced and people are so in their zone that they forget about engaging with each other.
Even if you spend only a few months or a year living in Asia, the experience will still open your mind and change your thinking, as well as lead to future opportunities.
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Jake speaks very highly of working at Grasshopper. From the senior members, to the shop workers and mechanics, everyone is deeply cared for and allowed to grow. Mechanics who previously spoke little or no English make their way to becoming tour leaders, something they never would have imagined prior to beginning with Grasshopper Adventures. Others like the incredible young lady Socheata who joined the team at 19 and now manages the whole division of online communication for the Cambodia team.
From a manager of a cafe at 22 years old to leading a team of 40 Cambodians at age 24, Jake certainly has come a long way.
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