We woke up to the sound of monks at the local temple chanting. They were pretty constant from 5 am till 7 am. I wandered along the lane ways and saw the cattle being led down the th rice paddies to graze. A very rural scene. After breakfast we went to a local school this consisted of prep grade 1 to 4, 52 students to a class and all incredibly keen to learn. They sang a song we sang a song. We gave out some of the things that we had bought at the local market then we all went outside and played games together. This was fun. We are not looking forward to saying good bye to Kim. She is a very impressive person and has touched all of our hearts. The landscape that we are passing through is rural with rice paddies cattle water buffalo cricket traps lotus ponds and all sorts of vegetable and fruit being grown. The road is under improvement and is very bumpy. We arrived a little late in Siem Reap and said a sad goodbye to Kim and our driver Mr Dom.
We met our new guide Dy he took us for a lunch then onto the huge lake Tonle Sap. We floated along the water wys looking at some of the floating villages and getting of the boat to look at a crocodile farm. The lake triples in size when the Mekong reverses its flow due to the back up of water from the snow melt from the Himalayas. Time at the hotel and a welcome dip in the pool before dinner and an early night.