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Travel Blogs from Battambang
A shuttle bus to the bus station, a mini bus to Siem Reap (originally
was going straight to Battambang but can only get a really expensive
taxi there), finally in Siem Reap and find a hostel, check out the night
market and have a well earned beer...lovely.
Up early for the bus to Battambang to start our volunteer work as a …
Battambang is a very relaxed riverside town with cute French buildings and cafes. We rented a motorbike again and headed out to the countryside. Our first stop was the famous bamboo train. Literally this is a bamboo bottom platform sitting on top of two bars with wheels on each end. The engine looks like a lawn mower engine. This thing could go up to 30 kph, ...
... at a pace of knots, or one floor at a time…whatever they can afford.
This does seem to lead to a very mixed community, which works hand in hand; tolerating all circumstances. But it almost breaks my heart. The poverty in some areas is clear. While eating dinner in town one night, we had a few constant shadows — young teens, eyes downcast — waiting for diners to finish eating before ...
... of PP after the DC. We will be in Brisbane/Gold Coast for the first week of January, then come down to Melbourne until the end of the month. We look forward to catching up with everyone.
I have been regularly cycling around town, now have extra motivation a) have cycling partner (Kevin) arriving in a few weeks b) there is a cycling event around Angkor Wat at the end of November.
On my ride around town, I see the guys ...
A bit of a long delay since the last blog entry! The holdup has been I guess we've been having too much of a great time :-) we've got lots and lots o pictures but we can't get them uploaded just yet but here are some entries from some places we've been over the last few ...
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