What do you do on your only day off in a Cambodia when it rains? Our travel book only recommends beach activities and this rainy season is so, well, rainy! Usually it rains for a few hours in the afternoon, but the past few days it’s been constant a downpour. So, instead of spending our day off at the beach, this is what we did:
ate banana pancakes
scored some sweet ponchos
ventured out in the rain to explore the market
got $8 massages
drank flourescent orange tea
walked through an art gallery where all the paintings were done by children
learned that this art gallery is an awesome non-profit organization that helps get kids off the street by giving them a place to go after school, feeding them a hot meal, teaching them to paint and then selling their artwork to help support them.
bought the most adorable piece of artwork created by a 4-year-old
made friends with 2 girls at the beach who made us a bracelet that says Davey ❤ Jess. We talked about America, Justin Beiber, their families, their dreams of becoming tour guides and then invited them to our English class so they can learn about Jesus.
watched a man cast out his fishing nets with amazing skill
wandered up these beautiful steps
So, although we started the day off being disappointed because it was raining and there was nothing to do, we ended up having a pretty cool day off in the rain.