|on our way to Kampong Cham|
Thought I would take a break from studying the Khmer language to post some pictures and tell you about my "never a dull moment" life in Kampong Cham.
|all dressed up at the bus depot|
|Getting fresh mangos at the bus stop on way to Kampong Cham|
|Getting our luggage from bus depot to hotel|
Learning Khmer certainly has its challenges for me as I struggle with the k'nong, chang, p'tai. m'day, and kar y a lai type words, but truly I think my head is going to explode with all the new words going into my brain. Unfortunately to make room for my already stuffed brain, I am losing other functions. I have become accident prone. I made an impression with the fellow volunteers at 5:30 in the morning when I slipped on the wet-from-the-leaky-shower floor, landed backwards on the toilet, hit the toilet bowl which hit the wall then exploded spewing water all over. It sure woke ME up!
|This is after we turned the water off!|
|Sunrise on the Mekong River|
|Fishing boat heading out early|
Other than that, the food continues to be great, especially the fruit and veggies. Tamarind had become my new favourite snack food and fresh coconut juice my new favourite drink.
|m-m-m-m steamed dumplings|
|cooking fish with a big pot of rice|
|I know it doesn't look appetizing but this is nummy sweet-sour tamarind|
Yesterday, our only day off school, a group of us cycled across a bamboo bridge to an island in the Mekong River. Cycling around the island was along dirt roads lined with trees filled with all sorts of fruit, kids running up to the road to say ``hello`` and very friendly people.
|Our Dutch contingent in her glory on a bike|
|Pony and cart crossing the bamboo bridge|
|Your truly and Ellen|
|Happy people saying hello|
|Jack fruit (interesting taste)|
|plai chake ( bananas)|
On our way home form cycling we stopped for some sugar cane juice. Ellen is squeezing the sugar canes which is not as easy as it looks!
|Sugar cane juice|
Hope you are all well! See you next time.
Lots of hugs,