16 March 2012

Riding in an oxcart


In the regional town of Kampong Tralach, we took an oxcart ride. It's a bumpy, but fun way to travel. Again, we were on an excursion with our fellow passengers from the cruise boat. Riding two to a cart in a line of maybe 50 carts, we trundled down a country lane past rice fields and rural homes, laughing all the way.

For generations, country folk in Cambodia have used these light, narrow carts for reach their fields and haul fodder for animals or produce to market. And then it was back on board ship for one last night in our lovely floating hotel.


We have enjoyed our time on the Mekong so much, but ahead lies Siem Reap and the splendor of the Khmer kings. We are looking forward to exploring the ancient temples of Ankgor Wat.



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