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Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... at all but the ethereal flooded forest whose spindly white branches loomed out of the water casting eerie reflections that reminded me of England in winter time. The place had a magical quality and we found a peaceful disused boat dock to sit for a while looking at the water which made for a nice respite from the heat and from clambering over ruins. On Don Det we had befriended a Dutch couple - Ward and Eline who we spent much of our time ...
... which has become a “tourist stopping place”, where you can buy a beer or a soda and see the fish that they are farming. The children had their own little zoo – one of the boys was holding a pet python and invited us to play with it. The Vietnamese came to Cambodia for a better lifestyle, and apparently most feel they would not want to go back home.
There is considerable tension between the Vietnamese and the Cambodians, based on a long history of ...
... bookings showed up on their system under the date of May 29. This is the second time this has happened to Bruce with a Vietnam booking although the first was with a hotel. No problem however as there were seats on the flight and all we had to do was pay USD30 each and we would get on. We of course did this whereupon we were on our way to Phnom Penh.
At Phnom Penh airport we met our guide and 3 new members of the tour (or are we the new members of the ...
... families sleeping in hammocks tied to trees on the pavements. A bit of a shock to the average European tourist, even to us I guess, on our 6th Asian country still find it hard to take in- it still is such a culture shock but at the same time it's what has made this trip so interesting. Watching 2 adults an 4 children speeding down the road on a motorbike never gets old!!! This morning I saw a dead pig strapped to the back of a motorbike!!! Crazy!! But so normal here! ...
... town and we
would talk things through back home. I tried to be polite as I could
and got my things together and went out to the bike.
My bike has never let me
down. Never had and never will.
This time she refused to
start. Nothing, the battery was completely dead and even the dash
lights were out. This has never happened before and I couldn't blame
the rain, she had weathered the storm several days before and in any
case, it wasn't the first time ...