Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rice Fields

The town where we're doing our training is not very large, in fact it's the smallest of the 3 current training villages. They had to split us up into 3 villages since there are 60 of us trainees. Because our village is rather small, it consists of what most of rural Cambodia consists of: rice fields.
Rice fields are very simple, yet they are stunningly beautiful. Everytime I ride past the edge of town I am amazed at how beautiful Cambodia is. The endless rice fields with palm trees (a symbol of Cambodia) off in the distance. It just seems so serene. 

We took a back road through the rice fields a few weeks back and it was amazing. We met a group of men who fish in the rice fields. Who knew that they were so full of fish, crabs, snakes, and many other little creatures.

One of my friends had the opportunity to throw a net out and try his luck at fishing in a rice field. Alas, he had no luck, but a fisherman did come show us his catch of the day. Too bad it was covered in leeches, Hal's one big fear. And too bad he didn't notice the leeches until after I took this picture.


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

That is really cool! I've seen cranberry bogs but never rice fields! What an experience!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's really cool!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Yay an update!!! This is amazing girl; rice fields look so watery and so it!

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