This morning, we hoped to take the “speed” boat up the Tonle Sap River across the Tonle Sap Lake to the city of Siem Reap, witnessing river life as we traveled, just like in Feb 2006. Because it is the hot rainy season, tourism is down so the boat has stopped running. At the last minute, we changed to a Camry that could get us there quicker for just over half the cost of the boat AND with cold AirCon the whole way. Saaweeeet!
Much to our delight, upon our arrival to Siem Reap, Chann Lork (brother to James and Tawn from CBI) met us at the guest house. We had a nice visit and made arrangements to meet for supper. When Chann and his wife Sopha showed up at the hotel we realized we knew Sopha. Who would have ever guessed Chann had married the young lady with whom we had rejoiced when she was baptized last year at the Tumnob Thom coC. We all enjoyed fellowship and a buffet at the Jasmine Restaurant dinner theatre while being entertained by traditional music and dance including the ancient Angkor Apsara. This and the following tours of the temples gave us a glimpse into the ancestry still worshipped by the Khmer people.