It's fairly temporary, we'll be here for about 4-6 weeks. On the first day we arrived here, we had planned to stay for only a few days, but we looked at each other and said, "maybe we could stay a while." So we've decided to volunteer at a local school/learning center called Chumkriel. We'll be helping teach kids general education in the afternoon and adults English in the evening. Thanks to their grisly past, education is something that Cambodia could really use a little help with.* We're happy to do so, and hoping that Kyle will build up his teaching resume for Japan a little in the meantime.
Sunset over the river in Kampot. The river flows directly from the Gulf of Thailand and switches direction around 4 times a day.
Kramas are tradiational Khmer scarves. An American in town is selling, "Obama Kramas."
One of the newest Pot Pats, or an ex-pat in Kampot, in town.
*Footnote: When the Khmer Rouge took power, they envisioned a country where no one was educated and everyone worked for the good of the state. As a result, anyone with any education, or even anyone who looked like they had some (i.e. wearing glasses), was systematically killed as part of the genocide. The result is that after the war anyone of the older generation who survived had little or no education, meaning that family heads, business owners, farmers, and even the people in government had no formal education. The good news is things have gotten better, and children and younger people are going to school again. And they're glad about it.