Arriving in Sihanoukville, on the south coast of Cambodia, we meet Nigel who bought a small tour boat. He and his friend Darryl take a few of us out fishing. First we hail a squid boat and buy a couple for supper….
Eddie cleans them for later!
After snorkelling we jig for whatever is swimming down below. The captain seems delighted to catch the little ones for his family’s evening meal.
The captain’s Cambodian, Nigel and Eddie are from England, Darryl’s from Hamilton, Canada, Alex is Russian and then there’s us the four of us from Kelowna, western Canada. Even with diverse backgrounds and belief systems we bond together in simple pleasures.
It’s true, trying to become minimalistic is difficult! A quote on my wall says,”Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, Simplify! –Henry David Thoreau
Wonderful photos! What a wonderful trip! On our bucket list for sure! Thanks for sharing!
Ted and Sharon Hope
Sharon, Ted! It’s good to hear from you!
Hi Jane. Have been enjoying your postings, and am envious of yours and Sean’s six week backpacking experience! We are in Mexico, in Puerto Vallarta right now. Enjoying our getaways into small villages, as we know our way around the local buses much better than former trips. You are so right, the simple lifestyles lead to great spirituality that we in our fast hurried life ( in spite of trying to keep it slow and simple) don’t take time to ‘feel’ ? My daughter has been reading about Buddhist beliefs that tie into her very minimalist attitude to life. Although she is fairly successful, at times, practicality and Survival (at the end of the day food has to be on the table) ,in our western society interfere.
Cheers, hi to Sean!