Jahan was secured overnight at the riverbank, just downstream from “the port of the winter melon,” familiarly known as Kampon Tralach, which is located on the Tonle Sap river about 50km north of Phnom Penh. Since we are here in the dry season, the level of the river is low, and we have to climb up the banks to get to the local road. Awaiting us in this small village is a column of oxcarts, each pulled by two brahman cows under the direction of a local farmer. These carts are used on a daily basis throughout most parts of the country, and the cattle are not bred for meat but instead for labor. This is why they are typically so thin, as they are not being fattened for slaughter. We take a ride through the rice fields and end up at the local public school. The Kampong Tralach School has been supported by Lindblad/National Geographic for several years now, providing funding for free English learning programs.