Since the age of five, she had been picking up broken pieces, along with large pots, and taken them home. Her display was impressive, and we spent some time admiring her findings and hearing about their origins.
Samantha, my travelling companion, had mentioned in passing to our guide that she enjoyed riding. As we enjoyed a fresh papaya juice on the terrace, we suddenly spotted that the three boys were back again. This time, they were accompanied by a horse, tacked up and ready to go. “This is for you!” he said. We looked puzzled. “This is for you to ride.”
Still surprised, giddy and giggling, she mounted the horse, and off she went, trotting into the distance, while the children danced around her and we followed behind chatting as the sun set. It was such a special afternoon, one we will not forget.