Then the ones who pleased the Lord will ask, "When did we give you something to eat or drink? When did we welcome you as a stranger or give you clothes to wear or visit you while you were sick or in jail?"
The King will answer, "Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me." .......Matthew 25

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cambodian ox cart ride- the ride you must not miss

The ox is not a distinct species but merely a sturdier castrated male zebu that has been kept for heavy work.

The Cambodian ox is also very much a work animal, and is used extensively for hauling cartloads of produce, firewood etc. These oxen are usually yoked in pairs. As is the case in many cultures, the yoke used in Cambodia is distinctively Khmer and quite attractive in design.

During our stay at the Khmer Village Homestay there is an option of going on an evening ox cart ride that takes you on a rollercoaster experience through the bumpy dirt trails behind the farmhouses in Baray. The ride is quite unforgettable as you get to experience some very attractive Cambodian rural landscapes (while pondering Paul's teaching about not being 'unequally yoked').

The ride climaxes when you are parked in a desolate spread open countryside where you can wait and catch a spectacular Cambodian sunset (if the weather is good!)

Certainly one ride you musn't miss when in Cambodia!

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