Night view of the Empress Angkor Hotel
Early morning breakfast- it keeps getting better!
We are greeted by live classical Cambodian music in the lobby early in the morning - Our kids posing with the musician!
Our dedicated and very experienced tour guides who have been taking care of our every need since day one. (Left) Our Singaporean tour manager Anita and (Right) our Cambodian manager Vanni, who speaks fluent English with an American accent!
Visit to Silk Worm Farm- We get to learn how NGO staffs train the locals to grow and harvest silk worms to be sold to the local market. Working in these farms provides them the opportunity to earn a living.
Our guide showing us the kinds of food that silk worms feed on
Our guide explaining to us the process of harvesting silk from the silk worms
A close-up view of the silk worms
Silk worm cocoons
Taking a break... with some selfie photos!
The locals boiling the sticky cocoon to extract the silk threads
Taking a break... with more selfie photos!!
At the boutique shop which sells silk products produced at the factory
Oh yes! Teachers need a break too!
Our second stop- The Artisan de Angkor - a local business that produces handmade products
Learning the basic hand movements of the traditional Apsara dance
Practicing servant leadership - Group leaders taking the lead to serve their group members during meals. Throughout this trip, there were many, many instances where the students rose to the occasion to show care to one another in little ways
Eco Homestay- allows visitors to experience what it feels like to live in a village
Eunosians listening eagerly
Bamboo rice making
After the bamboo sticks are cooked, they are peeled open. Voila! Cooked, fragrant rice!
A tour around the farm. Here is a water pump that supplies water to the 300 villagers staying here
The guide showing us the loafah plant, which belongs to the cucumber family. When it is dried, it is actually used as a body scrub
Dressing up for the rice planting moment!
Let's get started!
Sing-along competition on the bus - on our way to dinner!
Debrief and reflection before their wash up and lights out at 9pm