Yon's Cambodian Yarn
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Mike Yon was recently in Cambodia and writes of the children in The Floating Village:
...The people live like other villagers except that the “roads” are water. (Keeps the dust down.) Tonle Sap lake feeds about half of Cambodia and the people export fish to other countries nearby. This is the biggest lake in Southeast Asia. There are gigantic catfish and many smaller fishes and the people eat them all. They also eat spiders: big, tarantula spiders. They’ll eat just about anything, actually. Some small boats drift around selling eggs with half-formed birds (embryos) and the people love to eat the un-hatched baby birds...
Go read (and see the photos of) the Floating Village.