The start for today is a trip with what is called the bamboo train. It is called a train as it is using an old railway track. The train part used is the wheels which is two set of wheels. On top of these a square made from bamboo is placed with a small motor. Easy to take apart for the return trip but also when you encounter a train from the other side.
In the meantime to showed and gave me a beautiful grasshopper made of a leaf.
Enjoying the wind, speed and environment.
Next target of the day was the local trades
Starting with the production of rice noodles, which is quite some labour. Done by the complete family. They produce for the restaurants in the neighbourhood and it is made for the same day, so made in the morning eaten during lunch and evening. Creating batter which is pushed through a mold to create the threads of rice noodles. This is taken through several baths of water to cool it and wash it. In the end it is taken from the last one in a hand full and then folded and put in the basket for delivery.
After this we had a short stop at the temple and the monument for the local Killing Fields. This one had the full story of what happened and how the Khmer have picked up life afterwards. Will give an overview in a separate blog entry.
Next short stop was at the fish factory, looking at this I would almost say that I am glad that I don't like fish as food.
Enormous amounts of fish were coming in and we saw them in different moments of processing.
One of the steps is just drying in the sun.
Interesting to see but also leaving with no regret.