Little Explorers 🧭 in Siem Reap
After chillaxing on the beach for 10 days, it was lovely to explore Siem Reap. It was a travel day including a very bumpy boat ride, then a bumpy taxi ride, and then a bumpy plane ride (video coming later). The boys wanted to stay in but @BaldyBloke
and I couldn’t wait to get out and explore.
The boys were happy to go out if they didn’t have to walk....so off we went on our first bumpy tuk tuk ride.
Preparations for Bom Om Touk, the water festival, were well underway. “The festival celebrates the natural phenomenon of the reversing of the flow of water in both the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap (Great Lake) after the monsoon season has passed, and water levels have subsided. The retreating waters allow for fishing to begin again, and the festival is a time for optimism that a prosperous season lies ahead, along with the auspicious full moon conveying its good fortune.”
The boys enjoyed a boat ride on the Siem Reap River with beautiful decorations overhead.
They were also desperate to try some sugar cane juice. We ordered one and while we waited CJ spotted them prepping the sugar canes. He really wanted to try and asked the kind man to show him how. Of course, his brother also wanted to join in. They discovered it was hard work! But the sweet juice was worth the effort.
The next morning, the boys took out their maps and plotted the route we had taken the the day before. They marked down the all things we saw.
I am always in awe of their ability to take things in and truly comprehend subjects they are interested in.