This monument was created by four Cambodian artists and completed in September 2007. It was built from weapons surrendered by residents of Battambang province; due to the years of war at the end of last century, thousands of weapons had found their way into the hands of Cambodian civilians. Continuing efforts are being been made by the government, in conjunction with international bodies, to collect and destroy these weapons. The monument was sponsored by the Japanese government to mark Cambodia’s commitment to peace after the 30 years of conflict going back to the Vietnam War.
 
 
These are pictures of Battambang when it rains. The second, third and fourth pictures are of when we went to a school. When we were teaching some classes it started to rain really hard and when we left we were lucky enough that the rain wasn't so hard. But the school was floooded so when we tried to get back to the tuk tuk we had to take off our shoes and socks.  The water on the ground  was  quiet deep and made everything muddy. And when we got back to our hotel we must of looked funny walking in on bare feet.
 
 
Today we went to another school at this school we were teaching English here is a video of us teaching. Our first class was a big class and their age group was aged 8 and under. We taught them about flowers, clouds, puddles and trees. The next class was a smaller class their age group was 10 and over . We taught them about phrases such as going shopping, playing with friends and watching movies. I really enjoyed it.
 
 
Today we visited the crocodile farm and Wat Ek Phnom. Wat Ek Phnom is an eleventh century Angkorian ruin. The crocodile farm was really cool there are so many crocodiles lying on top of each other. The crocodiles in the pictures are very real don't be fooled!
 
 
For dinner we went to Nary's kitchen were they tell you what your going to make and then you go out to the market to buy some ingredients. Then you come back and start cooking. We made fried spring rolls,beef loc lac and chicken amok these are some photos of me cooking.
 
 
Today I went to a school with a bunch of other  teachers from Mosman we taught them how to do art and we also did some skipping with them. The next day we went to another school this time we were doing a health program there were differrent stations first they would wash their hands and  then they would brush their teeth and next they would line up and get weighed and measured. i was in the teeth brushing station.... I brushed my teeth six times!
 
 
The Phare Ponleu Selpak (which means "the brightness of arts") is a Cambodian association which helps children to develop using arts and culture. They present a 'circus' show every Monday and Thursday. We saw a show called "Sokha" which was a mix of circus and live painting it was great:)!

This link really helps show how great they are .... it is a rehearsal of the show we saw - the music was really cool:)  Click here to see them rehearse.

 
 
Today we also visited Wat Banan. Wat Banan is about 25 km south of Battambong City and is like a smaller version of Angkor Wat. It was built in the 10th century. We had to climb 348 stairs (but it was not as hard as I thought it would be)! On the way there we stopped for some oranges.
 
 
When we caught the Bamboo train we stopped at a stop and we met a girl that made us some grass jewelry her name was Jhaoo.
 
 
Today we went to the Silver Pogoda and the Royal Palace we took lots of photos and here are a few photos from both sights most of the photos are from the silver Pogoda.In the Silver Pogoda the floor is made out of pure silver.