December is usually a wonderful month for weather here in Banteay Chhmar. The weather is normally cool, dry and breezy. This month has been no exception. Lots of cool days (maybe too cool for some of the villagers:) It is really one of the best months to visit Cambodia and you can enjoy watching the rice being harvested throughout the countryside.
And, some good news. The road is in much better condition. The road has been graded and smoothed. It should only take about 1 1/2 hours from Sisophon.
The highlight of the month was a series of concerts during Christmas week. A few local stars came from Phnom Penh to sing and entertain the crowd. And, of course, there was plenty of food, games and drinking. We even had a Ferris wheel!
We are very grateful to Kim Nou and everyone from Other Ways in Phnom Penh. Through their generous donation, we will be able to purchase some much-needed kitchen supplies and first-aid kits. We hope to have a few photos of our new supplies in next month’s update. Once again, thank you very much to all our friends, donors and supporters. Please see the Other Ways website for more information about their tour packages in Cambodia and Southeast Asia.