This weekend I had the privilege of going out to an eco-village and hanging out with locals. The day consisted of a lot of fun and games. The events for the day started with a slowest bike race, that's correct the slowest bike without falling was the winner. Somehow I finished first, but managed to win due to everyone else touching the ground. A sack race then followed, which I fell at the end and made some people laugh at my clumsiness (Video included at the bottom, because I know everyone wants to witness this event). Then it was coloring with the kids and for some reason all the kids were way more skillful at this then me. Which I didn't mind at all, it was very humorous.
After dinner we tossed around a frisbee with the locals and gave the kids a shot at tossing the frisbee too. When the sun went down it turned to interacting with the adults. Like I have said on many occasions, Cambodians are very gracious and generous hosts. Hence one of the reason I believe they are so deserving in any help that I or other people can give when they are in need.
It still amazes me to look back on their history and think how can you come from these awful times and yet be so friendly. It's a lesson I think everyone should follow and I encourage my fellow veterans to come over and experience this culture. Expert-Exchange is ready to take on experts in their fields to prepare and teach classes to locals, so that they can have a better future. Teaching someone a skill also creates a more sustainable and less improvised country. More in future blogs about how this can be done, possibly even from the USA. Honestly though if you have the time, you should really come over and visit this beautiful land and experience the culture.
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