|Angkor Wat in the background|
|preparing to venture out in the deluge of rain for our 20 minute walk home|
And now from the lens of my camera.
Then back on the home front, FLOODING!! The thunderstorms are amazing with horrendous crashes and booms and flashes of lightning everywhere. They happen almost daily. This particular day, the rain flooded the streets within seconds. The water began coming into my house so I got bucket and mop trying to stay ahead of it all until it was actually flowing in. All I could do was go upstairs and be grateful I had an upstairs. Others aren't as lucky.
|Sorry about the blur...this is my living room!|
|A scorpion that came in with the floods|
The trick is to wait until the water subsides, let all the muck dry, then sweep it out. Fortunately, the landlord was here the next morning and created a place for the water to drain out of the courtyard. However, the floods have brought some frightening creatures into the house. Moving my shoes irritated a centipede which not only startled me but got my bare feet a hopping trying to get out of the way of its poisonous bite. They are fast!!! All's well that ends well as I took out my fear on the creepy crawly smashing it into pulp once I caught up with it, shoe in hand. (A hammer would have worked but the shoe had a bigger smashing surface Anna W.)
Lauren and Jennifer did get to see a Cambodia that tourists don't usually see. They participated in an enrolment campaign. The event takes place two weeks before school starts to encourage the community to enrol all the school-aged children. Here are a few pictures of the event.
|Waiting out the downpour|
|This kid is like about 7 years old and no one bats an eye!|
|May as well shop while waiting|
|Ah yes, the "fiddle-dee-stick|
|Time to get started rain or not|
|And the band plays on|
|Off to visit Vomith's English class.|
A different day...school is now in session in spite of the flooding. So a few glimpses of what I ride my moto through or wade through to get to my schools. This is nothing!
|Sharing a small bag of white rice for breakfast|
|There is a beauty to the flooding don't you think?|
Much love and thoughts from afar!