9 April 2009

a quick trip...

A few weeks ago we traveled to Kratie Province (348 km northeast of Phnom Penh) to attend the wedding of the sister of one of our colleagues.

Amanda got to wear a fun wedding dress again...




We spent the day after the wedding with the bride & groom & the rest of the family.
We visited Wat Sorsor Moey Roy (literally, the Pagada with 100 Pillars)


The inside was quite ornate...

A friendly monk waved goodbye as we left...

Afterwards, we went swimming in the Mekong River & enjoyed a picnic of (what else!) rice & left over wedding chicken.

We finished the day on a beautiful boat watching a few pods of the Mekong's endangered freshwater dolphins.

all told, it was quite a nice trip.

[not pictured: 1) Daniel being carsick out of the bus window & friendly Khmer passengers insisting that he rub tiger balm all over his face (it stings!) & eat mangoes 2) d&a sitting at a wedding table full of jolly policemen & being convinced to eat deep fried chicken feet 3) d&a being forced to dance & the male guests, after being emboldened with "special beer" (its real name) lining up to shake Daniel's hand enthusiastically, while saying things we did not understand 4) swimming in the Mekong river, Cambodian style i.e. in all our clothes 5) a very squished return mini-bus ride where the passengers insisted on listening to the english preaching on the Christian radio station, for our benefit I presume]

6 comments:

Carrie said...

awesome:) i love that you guys went on that trip - i'm pretty sure it will definitely be one of your more memorable ones!!

Zack said...

Does Daniel ever get to wear a fun wedding dress?

Ruth said...

seriously!! I love your adventures! We are living them with you...in our minds! :)

Chris and Christina said...

daniel pulled an amanda?
i love the b&w river picture.
do you know why the men were shaking dan's hand at the wedding?
i'm glad you believed in yourself and the dolphins enough to see them.
what a grand adventure!

adriana said...

haha! hilarious to imagine the pictures that were not shown :) i loved the one of amanda near the river...so lovely, you are. miss you both.

Veronica . . . said...

So great! Always enjoy reading your blog.