Before we headed down the Mekong River on a passenger riverboat, we got to explore around the Kampong Cham area a little more and then later on down the river.
The old hard thing is it takes so long to get any pictures when you are in the middle of the jungle and far away from a major town.
The opportunity to visit a small village or school is definitely a rewarding experience.
Seeing how people live, visiting their small stores or giving the kids a soccer ball from Siem Riep is a lifelong memory.
We are so fortunate the way we live in the United States, and the people in Cambodia were so warm, friendly and welcoming to meet with outsiders that might visit their store, school or give a small gift to their kids.
It is hard to describe with pictures or explain until you visit yourself. There are definitely some amazing (small) Buddhist temples in the countryside where you can meet 80+ year old monks that can tell your fortune and provide advice on life.
You have to watch out for the monkeys, they are much more aggressive than the passive nature of the monks. They are cute and love to torment the local dogs.
The monks will also give you a blessing and prayer.
Since today was our 14 year wedding anniversary, we thought this was a good idea with the matching blessed amulets. 🙂