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Travel Blogs from Battambang
... and then continue. It was great, who needs health and safety! Was great chatting to the kids practicing their english they are so good at it! Of course all after money, but still very cute and friendly. We love the cambodian people. We finished the day with a visit to a mountain and saw literall 50000 bats leave a cave at sunset. A nice day out but the tuk tuk was grumpy as he tried to charge us extra after agreeing on a price yesterday, and we refused, ...
... to find a new stick to stir the rice with. The stick turned him black, gave him great muscles, and power. But later, the man lost the stick and became a regular person again. Battambang translates to English as "lost stick." People from all over Cambodia still come to visit the statue and bring offerings in hopes of having a wish granted.
Our first real stop was Battambang's most famous tourist attraction, the bamboo train. The train tracks it runs on used to move people and ...
... undiscovered landmines in this area. The Palin district is still pretty much Khemer Rouge run, as the governor of Palin is an Ex-Khemer Rouge head soldier. On my visit to the temple I was flanked by these 3 kids, trying to make a buck, by fanning me the whole time I walked up to the temple. It was worth it for a dollar each I thought. I have my very own "fan" club. It was a very steep climb up to the temple, 165 steps, had to stop half way. Arrived at the top. ...
... fish, small bites wrapped in banana leaves, vegetables you have never seen before. Fish heads, chicken feets, dried banana, pastries, flowers. Then we went for a drive in the tuk tuk around the town. Some beautiful French architecture. There was a good example of one of these buildings that had recently been renovated by one of the locals banks. See pix. Then visited government house. The French government interestingly contracted an Italian architect to design ...
... it has been such a huge part of their history and has made an impact on where they are today. After the caves we headed back to Battambang for our final night. We decided that it was time to head to the coast as we hadn't seen the sea since Ko Tao in Thailand and get our tans back up to scratch. The beach town we would be heading to is Sihanoukville on the southwest coast of Cambodia, a mere 11 hours bus journey away from Battambang. Hopefully this journey will be slightly less ...
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