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... agent $30. $25 for visa and $5 for what he calls "corruption". Fair enough! He then goes up ahead to the border, 4km up the road, with the passports of about 30 “barangs”(means French in Cambodian but used for all foreigner). At least this way we get through quickly…we guessed. A 1970’s shuttle bus turns up to take us to the border...200m on the main road and the ...
... close to her bedtime. I left the coffee shop thinking I would ride home, but no! All of the tuktuks across the street were empty of their drivers and not a moto in sight! So I began walking. About halfway to the apartment I was walking along the river when one of the guys there tried to get me to go on a river cruise. I politely declined so being a persistent businessman, he asked if I wanted a moto ride. I almost said no but I was so bloody hot that I said ...
... Their one hope was
that Burma might be a more interesting investment and the smart money
might divert there first.
You couldn't discuss this
with a Khmer. They simply couldn't understand. Saiem understood but
the intricacies of global capitalism was beyond her province
education. She at least understood that change was coming.
She, however was one of
the smarter ones. I had seen her working in her old bar, the manager
gave all the money ...
... br> silly places. It had a slight rattle but I put that right for the
cost of a steel bolt. Since then, I gave it a full service, oil
change and valve adjustment and it's never skipped a beat, worming
its way into my heart as a great little bike. Offroad it's light and
agile, on the road it's noisy and hot but it works well for me and I
wouldn't change a thing, except to add just a bit more power.
Offroad bikes are common
for a reason. Harleys and bikes styled to ...
... with a bit of play and exercise, Natalie and Davis spent our last PP afternoon at KidsCity, a fancy new indoor playground. Packed with well-to-do Cambodians and expats, KidsCity was a huge contrast to the poverty we saw on the streets outside. It was almost disgraceful to pay $2 for a tuk tuk ride to get there and then spend almost $20 in a single afternoon. There were 10 floors, each containing ...