Jamie created this 3 1/2 minute video about the homestay we went on in Cambodia. You can also see it on our kids' blog.
The homestay that Jamie describes in her video post was arranged for us by the Cambodian Rural Development Team. In our short interactions, we were very impressed by this organization. Their mission is “To improve food security, incomes, and living standards of subsistence rural communities while supporting environmental conservation throughout Cambodia.” They seem to take a very practical and long-range approach to achieve their mission, with close coordination with local people. Ecotourism is just one of their many projects, but it was obvious from the reception we received during our Koh Phdao homestay that the community really embraces CRDT’s efforts. Koh Phdao was one of the cleanest and most welcoming places we visited in Cambodia, and Cambodia itself is a very friendly country.
If you’re considering a visit to Cambodia, or want to support a great local organization doing the right things in Southeast Asia, we recommend you connect with this group.
Study Guide Questions:
1. Can you name 2 of the 3 instruments you saw in the video?
2. We stayed in a stilt house. Can you think of why all the houses on the island are built on stilts?