A quiet day with a visit to the Green Gecko project. This is an inspirational project devised by an Australian to help street kids and their families and boy are they getting results. It seemed very well organised and controlled so that the students
don't become tourist attractions. They were very happy to receive the gifts that the students had bought at the hotel. Some of the kids are talking about a fund raiser for the project. Next an artisans village for the deaf, lots of
wood and stone carving and Henry and I talked each other into buying a beautiful stone box. We reckon that in ten years time when we meet each other we will ask if we still have our stone trinket box.
Lunch was at a training school and it was beautiful, we felt like we were at a very posh restaurant.
After lunch we visited another primary school, this did not seem so well organised and in reality we have not been very impressed with our current tour guide. Narum. Students at the school learn everything by rote and classes size is about 35. The students attend school in two shifts and I was pleased to learn that the staff did the same.
Back to the hotel where the kids swam had massages visited the market and basically had a nice relaxing day. I am writing this on top of the hotel watching the kids swim. The sun is setting a huge red ball over Seim Reap. There is a cool breeze blowing and the smell of wood smoke is starting to waft which must mean that we are due to
wander off to our next meal, followed by the night market.
Tommorow Ankor Wat!
PS Every one was really well
today! (I am touching wood!)