With Cambodian New Year drawing to a close the school children are probably feeling just a little disappointed that the new school semester begins so soon: on Monday 22nd April. Back to school!
So lap it up kids. The countryside around Siem Reap has been alive with partying, prayer and celebrations, and every Guest House in town has been booked out with Cambodians returning from Phnom Penh to their homeland, or to see Angkor Wat where there have been live concerts and picnicking for thousands.
It is a glorious time of year – a moment of pause in the farming calendar and a time of goodwill and best wishes.