Cambodia, November 2013. Situated off the south western coast of Cambodia, Koh Thonsay is also known as the Rabbit Island due to its distinctive shape. 4.6 km south of Kep, this 2 square kilometer island is frequently visited by Cambodian and tourists for it’s beaches and rustic environment. With just 3 to 4 hours of electricity at night and accommodation in bamboo houses, visitors can reach the island via boats. One has to be prepared to have their feet wet during disembarkation as the island offered no boat pier.
On the morning of departure back to Kep, I woke up especially early to catch a glimpse of the locals daily routine. At the beach, boatmen will preparing their boats to return to Kep. Instead of staying whining for food or toys, this kid was helping his family setting up their little restaurant, and helping the boatman get ready.