Cycling around the village and the bamboo bridge
Trip Start Dec 07, 2010
53Trip End Jun 24, 2011
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Where I stayed
Rana Farm Homestay
Mum and I carried on for 3 miles before stopping at a temple to talk to a lady. We then cycled on to see a lady weaving but on the way mum fell off her bicycle and didn't realise until another mile on that her camera had fallen out. When we went back it wasn't there anymore. A boy said he had seen a lady with a camera that could have been ours. So we went with Kheang who translated to us that the lady would not give it back unless we paid her money. Mum offered her 1 doller and after a lot of harsh words the lady gave it back.
In the end we cycled 7 miles on a very hot day and I was absolutrely exhausted when we got back
Later on when it was dark a teacher from a local school came to talk to us. He was telling us all about the education that children get in Cambodia.
On the 5th February we took a tuk tuk on a tour around the town of Kampong Cham and the Mekong river. We went to a bamboo bridge and bounced all the way across to an island. Then we bounced all the way back again. When the water is low no boats can go down the river, which is why the bamboo bridge is built. But then when the river is high in the rainy season the bridge is dismantled by the force of the river, and is built up again the next dry season.
Next we went to the man mount and woman mount. We walked up about 210 steps to see a lovely view of all of Kampong Cham.