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Last Night in Cambodia

Oct 3, 2006

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Author: Lauren
Today was the last full day in Cambodia, and we started it off with a basic seamanship class by the pool. After breakfast we met Sophat, our guide, who showed us the floating village on Tonle Sap lake. We then returned to Siem Reap and took a tour of an artisan school, where young people from rural villages learn traditional Cambodian crafts. The gift shop had some pretty great things! After lunch, our last stop of the day was the Cambodian land mine museum. It was founded by a man named Aki Ra, who was a child soldier in the Khmer Rouge regime and was then kidnapped by the Vietnamese army before he joined a UN force de-mining his country. The donations he receives from his museum go towards maintaining a landmine clearing crew. Afterwards we made it back to the hotel for a marine bio class and got ready to go out to dinner. We went to a place that offered traditional Cambodian dancing. It was incredibly beautiful to watch. Since it was our last night we all went out for a night of dancing. We met up with Peter’s tuk tuk driving friend Borei, and took over the dance floor at a funky little bar in Siem Reap. It was a great way to end a fantastic trip.