My 3 days/2 nights at Takeo were so incredible.
On Sunday, we left at about 10, filled up our car with gas and we were ready for our 2 hour-long trip.
We took my dogs Si and Prince and because we don’t have crates , we had to hold them so they don’t disturb the driver, my mom.
When we arrived, my mom’s close friend welcomed us into their 1 bedroom apartment. Thank god for the balcony, because otherwise we were going to be cramped in a tiny room, on one bed. all five of us and two dogs.
The view from the balcony was stunning! The photo on the left is what we saw, I added an Instagram filter. In the distance, you could see rice paddies(Most of the “Thai” rice you buy come from these fields, or it used to anyways), that were such a beautiful green color. Small boats belonging to the locals were gone early in the morning for fish, or transport. We were in the countryside part of Cambodia, obviously. The city is much more modern and no paddies there.
We had lunch, prepared by my mom’s friend. We prayed(because they and my mom are Jehovah’s Witnesses< ha!) and ate.
We then played this board game called Agricola. I was loosing, so that was sad.
If you dont know what game is about, or why there are blocks and circles, then I’m sorry for confusing you. It’s practically a game where you need to feed your family, increase your family, and you get points for having animals and all that stuff. So practically, you need to get the most points to win this game. For those that know how to play, can see that I’m not that high on the points list(I’m RED), compared to my friend on my left(who’s not in the picture).
For dinner that day, we had Temaki, prepared by my mom’s friend’s husband(who’s Japanese, the wife is Canadian. They’re such a cute couple). It was so good, bt we had more guests from Canada over, the guy was fucking HOT. Canada may get a lot of crap from social media about being some lame country where people are weird, but that’s just stereotypes. These were actually normal, extremely handsome, loving people. Don’t believe what you read on social media!
The next day, we had some Bay Sach Chrouk(translated from Khmer, it means Pork rice, or rice with fried pork). So much for being a vegetarian, huh? My mother and her friend went to the local outdoor market for groceries. We were going to make a Slow Cooked Pot Roast by my favorite Laura Vitale. We didn’t have all the ingredients, I mean come on, we were in the country side, they dont have all the spices needed, so we replaced the spices and some vegetables. It turned out quite nice.
My mother and I prepared it for our last night there. This was my first ever time cooking in a slow cooker, and I LOVED putting all the things in and just letting it do its thing. The meat was great, too! My mother added a bit too much salt, so it was a slightly salty for my taste buds.
During the day of the Pot Roast, we played Catan for the first time, and my mother won, which made me a bit upset because it was her first time too. Beginner’s Luck I guess.
I was the white, my mother- the Orange. UGHHH! I hate loosing. It was my first game though, I don’t know why it’s bothering me. I guess it’s because I lost to my mother. MY MOTHER.
Unfortunately, the short vacation at one of Cambodia’s provinces has ended. I’m happy and not so happy about being home. I’m DEFINITELY happy I can play Minecraft! I still have two weeks till my break finishes, and I’m going to try to do something adventurous. No promises. 😉