January 24, 2012

Chong Kneas a Floating Village outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia

We only know what we know! is a saying that I am reminded of constantly. How we learn more and therefore know more is sometimes by reading, watching TV or my favorite through travel.
As I took a short boat ride down a river today to see a floating village, Chong Kneas, I was again reminded of how different people live. The village had a church, two schools and even a indoor basketball court among the many shacks that floated on the river. I thought about how many of the children on the river myst think that everyone lives just like them. "They only know what they know."
I had a hard time capturing the village on my iPhone since the boat I was traveling on was constantly moving and we didn't drive very close to the structures. I really wish I could have captured the 4 year old girl, digging deep and hard as she paddled the long boat she was in home while her older brother just sat there doing nothing.

I am so grateful that I am able to experience this wonderful adventure, so I can therefore "Know more" than I did before I started.

2 comments:

  1. looks like fun wish I was there

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  2. Love the colors on these floating houses. Must have been wonderful to see this in person.

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