As we were visiting the area in April, the only Osmose option open to us was #3 tour. Three of us made the journey. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to a canal landing about 35 minutes from town where we boarded a small travel boat typical of the area. We started down this long causeway toward a floating village. Along the way our very pleasant guide pointed out many species of birds, many rare or endangered, and then we paused for a light snack. Eventually we reached a floating village not affected by tourism. We visited a true crocodile farm, saw the villages floating gardens, checked out several fish farms, had an outstanding luncheon prepared by osmose cooperative women. The highlight of the day was learning how to make reed mats out of water hyacinth stems. The local women have been fought this ancient art by the Osmose folks and their products provide a modest income as well as finding a use for this noxious invasive exotic weed.
As we returned to the original docking area our boat went several kilometers out into the great lake where we saw local fisherman plying their trad. This time of year the lake isVERY shallow . Occasionally the coolant water for the engine took on the color of dark chocolate milk as the intake was in the mud below the boat.
We were returned to our hotel having learned a great deal about rural Cambodian life.
This is not an inexpensive day but all proceeds go to improving the daily lives of shockingly poor individuals.
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