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> Rana Homestay near Kampong Cham
post Sep 15 2008, 11:28 PM
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The most rewarding day of our entire trip to Cambodia. The delightful and informative owner Kheang takes you on tours of the village and farmlands (where she grew up before working for an NGO in Phnom Penh for 10 years), inbetween making delicious homecooked Cambodia meals (best Amok anywhere!). In the evening people from the village come to talk to you about whatever you want. 80% of Cambodia’s population are still subsistence farmers, and this place is unique in giving an insider insight into the realities of peasant life. We found it particularly insightful to have this perspective on the Pol Pot years – especially as most information on these comes from previously wealthy city dwellers dispossessed by the Khmer Rouge or the horrors of Toul Sleng and the killing fields. Be warned, this is not a luxury establishment. You’ll sleep in a (very clean) Khmer wooden stilt hut, wash in the family’s bathroom, and have to do without electricity – the government have only put it in on the other side of the road! That said, strongly recommend you take the short detour required off the road from Phnom Penh - Siem Reap to take this in. I originally discovered Rana through a travel blog on travel pod. For more information go to the following
For info on Rana go to rana-cambodia.blogspot.com.
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post Sep 16 2008, 09:20 AM
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Thanks giantjake, that's a really neat blog post.

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