On our way home from Siem Reap today. It’s about a 7 hour drive in the bus. Gives me lots of time to think about what I will write about. The roads are really smooth for the most part. The odd big bump here or there which makes the kids all yell. Me and the driver just look at each other and laugh. We found out that our driver is a Christian. One of the kids saw a bible in his bag so Saveoun asked him. He’s a super nice guy and had been with us the whole time. He even went swimming with us. It has been nice driving through the countryside seeing the slight cultural differences in the different provinces. Although you may never know what you’re going to see on the road. Sometimes it just doesn’t seem smart or safe.
We all had a really good time with the kids from The North Country Baptist Children’s home. We took them out to eat twice. Once to a restaurant called the Shabu House. The kids really like that one. It is a hot pot restaurant, which means that you have a hot plate at your table and you have a pot of soup and all sorts of different food going in front of you and you just pick what you want out of the pot and eat it. The other restaurant we took the kids to was called the Pizza Company. Yes it serves pizza. We had 50 people with all the kids and workers at both places. It was fun.
Yesterday we took all the kids to the big attraction in Siem Reap. We went to the ancient temples which are called Angkor Wat. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was to keep track of 40 kids. It was really a lot of fun and the kids seemed to enjoy it. I had two of the boys that I needed to keep track of. It wasn’t too hard. I don’t think they let go of my hands the whole time. And did I mention it’s hot in Cambodia? It is. Not too bad once you got inside the temple though. The structures are pretty amazing. It’s a wonder how they built them without any machinery. The detail inside in the walls are amazing. I would recommend making the trip to Siem Reap if you are ever in Cambodia.