Our day started off with visiting a rice farm. The farm was absolutely massive in all directions and the locals were incredibly excited to see some new faces. Maintaining all the rice is a full time job and each grain has to be visited constantly. We saw a plethora of water buffalo and we were able to go inside a house of some of the rice farmers. They slept every night on a rug and covered themselves with a mosquito net. Their youngest daughter spent the night on the other side of a curtain. Their entire house was no more than 12 square feet.

Some students were able to actually go in and plant the rice. I would have thoroughly enjoyed that, but unfortunately for me, my recent cut on my ankle from the bonk bonk bonk down the monastery stairs has forbidden me to go into unsanitary water. I gladly took pictures!

Pete Marcano @marcano