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Greetings from Battambang!
After my days of self improvement Siem Reap I pushed off for new adventures. I hopped on the bus bound for Battambang, a dusty town that is much more Khmer than touristy Siem Reap. I was told it would be a 3 hour ride, which it was, except they failed to mention the two hours of screwing around including driving an hour round trip to take some passengers to another bus station only to return to our point ...
... see such old western men with very very young Asian girls. Gross.
- so many people can fit on a moped! Whole families scoot around on these things!
- Cambodian people are the smiliest, smartest, most gentle people. I've fallen in love with so many babies here!
- it's really liberating travelling alone and I've hardly been alone! Met some awesome people already. Wish london was a more open and ...
... water and oranges. This boat trip was one of the main reasons we chose to make our way to Siem Reap via Battambang (though Battambang on its own did not fail to deliver). The narrow Sangker River is nearly un-navigatable in the dry season and on several occasions we were in contact with the bottom. At one point the boat had to back up after grounding with the indoor engine screaming and the long tail prop hurtling huge plumes of water out behind.
... places too, and we hit the bottom many times, as well as the bank, and even another small boat too. We also saw loads of holes along the bank which are apparently spider holes, and saw rats too both dead and alive! We had a delay too when we collected a net in the prop which sheared off the shaft. Amazingly they got it going again and we carried on after about 30 mins. As we got closer to ...
... incredible! The story line was somewhat strange but had English subtitles so we could keep track. They performed in a small tent so you were literally a meter away from people back flipping onto each other. There were a few nervy moments when you thought you might witness a fall but the nerves were misplaced as the performers were so professional. A really good way to spend an evening. That was until Tom's trusty flip flop, that had been loyal since Hanoi, ...