A quiet day today. Lots of driving through beautiful country side. First the kids went to a local market where they had $10 each to buy goods for the Green Gecko Project. It was a challenge and many of them bartered successfully and bought heaps of Shampoo shoes etc. The market was fascinating live fish snakes random bits of animal with eyes and all sorts of stuff we couldn't work out what to do. Kerren and I wandered down the road a bit and came across a clinic where a child was being given a drip out in the open. The parents had obviously been told that he could go off home So they loaded the boy onto the motor bike attached the drip to a pole the mum got on behind him the dad got on in front, and off they went into the distance. Amazing!
Next was the local school where the kids helped the students to read a book. It was great to watch all of our students were engaged in what they were doing and then they taught them Duck Duck Goose, Simon Says and Peter Says.
We had a great time and I have lots of great photos of lots of happy faces.
Back to the home stay for our last meal. Then onto the bus and off to Seim Reap. The closer we got the better the road. and I noticed that we got up to 80 km an hour. Very fast!
We eventually detoured off the road and ended up at Lake Tone This is a vast lake that swells to over 3000 km in the wet season. There are a lot of houses built there on stilts and in the wet season they are very isolated. &0% of Cambodia's fish come from this lake. We went on a boat and travelled past the fishing village then into the Lake where there was a Vietnamese floating village. These villages have
every thing, sort of and need to move four times a year with the Lakes rise and
Fall A beautifully fascinating Boat trip.
We travelled onto our new
Hotel in Seim Rip where joy of joys there was a pool on the roof and it is only
200 M from the market. We are all very happy!