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Travel Blogs from Battambang
... salesmen, in Battambang. Having pre-booked a hotel gave Dave the option to say "No thanks!" to everyone in sight and escape up the riverbank to the main road. Here we were able to get a tuk-tuk to our hotel - Spring Park - for 50 cents.
After checking in at the hotel, we wandered across the bridge towards town. Here we found a street food market, and chose noodle soup for ...
... seats, make sure Stuart is seated comfortably and we are ready to rock and roll, literally! We start off at a sedate pace and the engine roars on to life. As we pick up speed so does the noise and the countryside rushes past in a blur. We only slow down to cross over some seriously rickety bridges, and marvel at these legacies from the French are still standing. But over we go and pick up speed once again, our driver is a lean racing machine and before long we ...
... the resort and set up our towels in their lounge chairs right on the beach! It was very windy that day so there were tons of kite surfers ripping through the waves and getting some big air off of them. After a few hours of baking in the sun we headed back to Phan Thiet for the most important night of our stay; the eve of Chinese New Year.
To celebrate Chinese New Year we all stayed at the house and waited until midnight to watch the ...
... be having the pants professionally cleaned before use.
On a side note, I recently remembered an amusing story that was told to me by an Australian man of sizable proportions in Beijing. Think back to my description of the Beijing public squat toilets and how they are lined up without cubicles to protect modesty, prison like in their humiliation.
I want you to try something. Attempt ...
... describes it perfectly:
The bamboo train is one of the world's all-time classic rail
journeys. From O Dambong, on the east bank 3.7km south of Battambang's
Old Stone Bridge, the train runs southeast to O Sra Lav, via half an
hour of clicks and clacks along warped, misaligned rails and vertiginous
bridges left by the French. Each bamboo train - known in Khmer
as a norry (nori ) - consists of a 3m-long wood frame, covered ...