Day 50, June 29–Afternoon: Cruise on Siem Reap River….River Village People

After too short a rest, cool off and lunch break we were off to the Siem Reap river for a boat cruise to experience a whole different lifestyle.

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The type of boat we boarded to cruise the river….looks brown.
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Out of the city of Siem Reap, on the river, we located a floating Catholic church!
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They call it home…floating to better water depth when the waters become high or low. The river flows into Tonle Sap Lake.
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Moving with the water levels…you stick with your neighbor (if you like them)!
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Young girl who maneuvered amazingly in the little wash tub boat.
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Mother and naked young boy circling tour boats, begging.
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General store….Angkor beer sold everywhere!
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Local grade school, on flots.
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Two rafts connect to look like a meeting place. Dance hall???
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To and from school house on boats.
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Young helpers on cruise boats.
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Catholic church…in 95% Buddhist area.
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Low water…all cruise boats stay in deeper section….coming extremely close to one another.
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Coating the boat’s bottom…all maintenance.
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Tuk tuks on roadside.
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First Christian church seen on river.
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Barrels used to store fish.
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Radio station tower…way out here.
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Many tour boats lined up.
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General store or bar??

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Gathering place for tourist. Reportedly a young boy performed with a cobra snake.
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None of us could ignore this begging mother with baby and child in small boat.
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This larger cruise boat seemed out of place on this rugged river.
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