A day with Tee and his family.
Trip Start Sep 21, 2005
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A day with Tee and his family.
We got up around 8 this morning, expecting to leave early to go to Tee's house. We waited around most of the morning for a vehicle to take us out there. Derek was feeling a bit worse to wear from last nights session, so he was glad for the time delay. Tee was already down there and Delly was supposed to take us up in a car, in the end we just went on a bike, yep three of us! Tee had asked us to bring some drinks along as a contribution to the party. We picked up three bottles of whiskey and a couple of coke from the store before getting on our way. Things were a little tight to say the least, it took about an hour to get to Tee's village, but it seemed to take forever, we had to stop a couple of times for a stretch.
The gathering was in remembrance of Tee's mother, who had passed away a few years ago. We got to the farmhouse to find the festivities well under way. Tee was sitting with friend and family enjoying food, drink and each other's company. When we arrived they lay some fabric on the floor and we all sat around, they brought out plate after plate of food and the drink started to flow. We were under the shade of a tree so the midday sun didn't really bother us. Tee's younger brother is a Buddhist monk, I took some time out to speak with him and find out more about Buddhism. It was nice to be able to talk with him on a friendly level about his faith and beliefs.
Next to the house they have a pond, Tee told us that the fish we had been eating were from that pond. He offered to show us how they catch the fish. Most of them were drunk by this point, but that didn't stop them having a go. They spent about 40 minutes in the pond and caught about 12 fish, the fish went from the pond into a bucket and then straight to the frying pan in a matter of minutes! Delly caught the most fish but he got but by something in the pond for his troubles. There was this one guy there, he was a friend of the family and apparently a police officer, but to look at him you would think it at all, he was soooo funny, he just looked like a joker!
We left the house at 4.30pm. Delly, Derek and I were on one bike, Tee, his six year old son and his brother (the monk) were on the other. Both our bike got punctured on the way back, first Tees then about 15 minutes later ours. We stopped off to see the sunset on the way back and reached Kampot around 6.30pm. The other guest who had been on the tour arrived soon after us, they all said they had a good time but they were shattered.
Later in the evening I saw some people playing games in the street across the road from the GH, I went over and asked if I could join in
I called Sri Lankan airlines today to change my ticket, I got a flight leaving on the 9th, so I have changed the outbound date. It means we will have to get back to Bangkok a bit earlier than planned but that's cool. I'm really looking forward to catching up with the lads and seeing my folks.
I found a huge cockroach in our room, normally they don't faze me but this one could fly! How freaky is that? I didn't realise they could fly. Derek was quite content to leave it on the window above MY BED, but I wasn't having any of it. I managed to get it onto the floor and then put a cup over it. I didn't want to squash it because it would have made too much of a mess.