Siem Reap, CambodiaDecember 16, 2016 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C
We made it to Cambodia yesterday!!!
Today was a good day, one of the best.
Tam treated me to an early Xmas present; wood carving at the Angkor Handicraft Association. She found the course on a dealt cool website www.backstreetacadamy.com
We were taught by An, who has been wood carving for 16 years. It took us three hours, with a lot of help to produce what we did. I did love the carving, but what I really enjoyed was chatting with An and his translator Malish. We discussed Khmer culture, food, politics, Buddism and most humbling the Cambodian genocide. I will never forget our morning together, they were beautiful people.
After we had finished our masterpieces and said good bye to our new friends, we headed to pub street for 50cent draft beer as Khmer food. Yum. We met as American chap who was travelling solo, he was super friendly and we swapped travel highlights and tips and even touched upon the Trump issue . (sssshhh)Read more