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After a free day in Siem Reap we headed to one of the rural areas of Cambodia for our homestay. 85%

The Tonle Sap River is a tributary to the Mekong and during rainy season the lake expands in size to become the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, essential in supporting the local population and biodiversity.  

Monastery at the floating village 

During rainy season the village is accessible by boat, but when the water level falls the roads open up. 

Shrimp catching on Tonle Sap lake

The group with our host family who looked after us very well! 

Our accommodation for the evening at the homestay. A mattress and mosquito net - it was surprisingly comfortable and cool in the night. 

One of the popular Cambodian sports - shuttlecock keepy uppies

Fresh sugar palm juice being delivered 

In the day the homestay is used a classroom for children from the village - our tour guide was also the teacher. 

I don’t think there is a law for what age you can ride a motorbike in Cambodia, but this one seems a bit too young. 

Village life, a local farmer herding his cows before sunset. What a great smile. 

Local football pitch 

The Homestay 

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