Cambodia: Tour guides in the making at Sambor Prei Kok

Each day was packed with so many different experiences I can hardly begin to represent them here. In this day, we encountered the market vendors selling platters of crickets and glow worms, visited the 7th century ruins of Sambor Prei Kok, lunched by the Tonle Sap Lake observing water buffalo, and finally landed in Siem Reap amidst the River Festival and a firework display. Impossible to represent with one picture - so for anyone interested - I have added another of the lake on today's date ( http://365project.org/helenhall/365/2016-11-29).

Here, you see these two beautiful girls who greeted us at the ruins of the former capital at Sambor Prei Kok. They had goods to sell - we gave them a polite Aka Aw kohn, and they accepted this straight away without any pestering. The girls accompanied us around the forest and the ruins, practicing their English and explaining the site. They were an absolute delight and the older girl (13) talked about her school and her desire to become a Tour guide as a career. I do hope she succeeds - the area is quite remote and the school village nearby was being supported by funding from Australia.

Of course the ruins were fascinating and appeared to have no other visitors whatsoever.

I love being able to see photos of the people.
posted November 30th, 2016  
Cambodia - certainly a fascinating country. Asia interests me very much at all. It is great that you could make this trip. I look forward to your pictures of this trip.
In China, I was three years ago - a country with great landscapes and impressive culture. I would like to travel again in Asia.
posted November 30th, 2016  
Great shot.
posted November 30th, 2016  
lovely natural photo of these two young girls. The light is beautiful
posted November 30th, 2016  
Gorgeous shot and such an interesting story.
posted November 30th, 2016  
They look very happy to be with you. Lovely light and smiles.
posted November 30th, 2016  
Lovely candid shot of the girls.
posted November 30th, 2016  
Lovely smiles.
posted December 1st, 2016  
The Cambodian people are so wonderful, always so warm and friendly
posted December 1st, 2016  
Lovely shot
posted December 1st, 2016  
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