Trip Start Aug 28, 2008
29Trip End Nov 11, 2008
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The homestay was in the middle of no-where, in a tiny village in the Cambodia countryside, sorounded by hills. In the afternoon we played volley ball which turns out to be a sport that I am fairly good at. When the ball would go into the woods everyone was worried about landmines, which apparently is still a problem in some areas. In the evening some of the local people cooked us food and later they taught us to dance, Cambodian style to local music.
The house that I stayed in, along with some of the others was a traditional wooden stilt house. The family had a few cows and a couple of dogs and like everyone else in the village were farmers. I felt a little guilty that we had robbed the family of their house because they slept under the house on hammocks because all the rooms are used as bedrooms. I think my room was a childrens room although its hard to tell because the room was quite bare. The room also didnt have any electricity so I was provided with a candle for light and there was no running water in the house either.
Whilst its good to experience local life I much prefer to go back to an air conditioned hotel room for bed so i am glad that this was the last homestay of the trip.