Grand Diamond City Hotel & Casino
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... and napkins. Sam and Dali had arranged it as a surprise with a local tourist office. It was magical! We ate omelette, rice, chips and salad that they had brought all the way from the Lonely Tree Cafe. Beer and coca cola were not forgotten. The others had spicy chicken too. Sitting under trees whose leaves occasionally floated down on us, we watched butterflies - small yellow fritillaries and large black moth like creatures - darting from light to shade. ...
... the drug smuggling malarky and how you can get lobbed in the grossest prisons. Back to my complete mistrust in anyone, I'm thinking they're gonna plant some drugs on me and ill spend the rest of my days singing along to "like a virgin" with a load of thai ladies in squalor, Bridget Jones II style. There were a lot of little kids running after us begging also, wanting anything and everything we had on us. so we head to the Cambodian border exit and 'queue'. i say queue but really ...
... It was great.
After about two hours of riding in the back of the tuk tuk hair was completely unmanageable and we all feel like a dust ball.
The boy with the guitar we call 'Refresh' and the boy on the right I can't remember his name but he is our tuk tuk driver. We think he is 13 years old, but he might be 16 or 18. He doesn't know his age. He is a great driver. Both of those boys went to hair ...
... guide says that there are still Bhutanese who sleep during the day and sneak into Tibet at night to trade.
Back to Bhutan - the country is pristine. The roads, not so pristine. And yesterday, was a 60 kilometer ride to the capital city of Thimpu along roads that a mule would find challenging. I got quite nauseated.
Bhutan's just got internet and cable TV in 2003. So, they are in the midst of huge changes because of that. Thimpu is slowly becoming a modern city ...
... Oh, this is for arrivals only. OK, look for something resembling a building to get a ticket....OK, still looking can't see it. Stand around and look slightly confused, scratch your head a little, OK maybe look REALLY confused! "Where you go?" someone asked me. "Siem Reap". "OK follow me". And this man walked me to the end of the platform telling me I would need motor taxi and it was far away. yeah right, I'm freaking here! ...