A Video Message from the Cambodian Rainforest

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, our girls have been able to keep in touch with friends and family back home through email as we travelled. Recently, a friend of theirs (Hi, Megan!) mentioned that they had been learning about rainforests. Well, today we found ourselves in a rainforest in Cambodia, trekking into the jungle to see Kbal Spen, the River of a Thousand Lingas (a thousand year old set of Hindu carvings covering the banks and bed of a jungle stream, lost to the outside world until 30 years ago). We paused on our trek for the girls to make a short video to say hello to everyone back home and share a little of what it’s like to be in the rainforest itself.

I’ll leave it to you to Google what lingas are if you don’t know. But if you do know, needless to say they were the source of a lot of sniggers and giggles rather than the reverent awe religious sites are supposed to invoke. There were quite a lot of yonis, too.

2 thoughts on “A Video Message from the Cambodian Rainforest

  1. I had to Google ‘lingas’ and found it! :-)….. wonderful to hear the girls’ introduction to the Cambodian rainforest. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi Girls – when I told you about the rainforest I wasn’t expecting a video on your blog. It’s great and lovely to hear your voices after so long. Mrs Rhodes was the first to show me and William it on Friday when we were helping to get the summer fair set up. The fair was a great success. Lots of the stalls were outside because the weather is so hot at the moment. On Thursday we had a class trip to Tropical World. We drew pictures in the Chelsea Gardens first, then went inside the butterfly house – it was SO HOT!!! My mum came to help out too. Then we went to Roundhay Park to have our picnic. We had a race around the field and I came second. Then we played rounders and football. Then we walked all the way up the hill to the shop for a nice cream, but they didn’t have any!

    Next year we are going to have Mrs Ackroyd in year five.

    I am counting down the weeks now until you come back. See you soon.

    Love Megan
    Xxxx

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