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Caught the bus to Battambang, the 2nd largest city in Cambodia & the tuk tuk guys were out in force again. We had booked our hotel the day before so had a guy there to meet us but a young Brazilian girl, the only other westerner on the bus, was targeted by one guy. We told her she could come with us if she wanted to, which she did. The guy kept following & saying she should go with him & that our guy already had people. She came in to town with us but don't know ...
Last night we had a great, cheap dinner at the local night market in Battambang. After dinner, we went to Ambrosia Cafe for dessert and a game of Scrabble. This cafe is kind of like Toronto's Snake and Lattes, except it only has a few board games to choose from. We chose Scrabble, and similar to mini golf the other day, I beat Jason ... by a lot!
This morning we just walked around the city a little bit and saw some of the nice French colonial buildings. Tra Tra, the tuk-tuk driver ...
... of these villagers also keep a cow or bull for meat to eat. You can see the range of various fishing boats. It was pointed out to me that the palm trees are either male or female and obviously you need both for pollination. See the shots of the trees. When not in wet session the fishing villages use the land on the river banks to grow crops. Peanuts, baby corn, pumpkin, eggplant, etc. I noticed a very elaborate mosque in the middle of the fishing village. The Muslim ...
... begging, there is incredible poverty in Cambodia. I think Battambang is the third largest city in Cambodia and the city has 3 distinct slum areas. But no matter how poor people are, a street kid has got to have his ipad! See the shot of the 2 street kids playing on the IPad. I passed the CCT (Cambodian Children's Trust) Cafe "Jaan Bai", it has been painted with these amazing murals. CCT is an Aussie aid organisation helping to aid the poor, educate them, help ...
... confident and got a little bit too close to the monkeys and nearly got attacked by one very angry guy. Scary.com!
The last stop on the agenda was the bat cave. This is where at 6pm (ish) every night hundreds upon thousnads of bats leave the cave in order to find food. One bat is the leader and guides the way out of the cave. There was streams and stream of them which just did stop for a good half an hour. We hoped in ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Sanctuary Villa Battambang
Fantastic hotel in a quiet part of the city near to river and city centre. Beautiful gardens, nice pool and incredibly helpful staff. The room is very modern, comfortable and contemporary decor. The Oh Yeah restaurant is wonderful we had a fantastic 4 course meal there, Khmer cooking at its best. Try the Tom Yum soup such refreshing flavours. We are loving the luxury here so much we are planning to stay here all morning tomorrow, just to soak it all up.
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