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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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It was a good two hour transfer back to the city. We were the only ones doing the full day. The others were only on the half day. So we got dropped off at the war museum and our guide paid for our entry. We were then left to our own devices for the next hour while the others were dropped off. As we only had an hour in the museum we had to be brisk with the rooms as there were three floors and two rooms on each floor. So lots of reading to be done quickly. It was all based around ...
... were sealed by heating them with an oil lamp. We saw coconut lollies that were so yummy and really more like caramel. It was all so labour intensive for example, someone had to sit and stir pot for the hour that it took to make the caramel. Next was the medicine that we got to taste. They seep herbs and things like snakes (with no innards but still with venom), tarantulas, snake penises, bananas etc.for one year and add ...
... Cambodia, the poverty and struggles these resilient people face had become a reality of everyday life. We certainly did not turn our heads to it, nor will we ever forget the hardships they endure. However, in simple terms - we had become acclimatized. It wasn't until we crossed the border into Vietnam that we realized how far behind Cambodia and Laos are in contrast to their neighbours. Almost immediately after crossing the border the countryside appeared markedly green and ...
... travels down from China.
Coconut Island was literally covered in coconut palms, rubber trees and palms various. Once in the narrow waterways it felt like Paradise Lost. Along the banks there were communities processing large piles of coconuts into oil, wine, sweets and husks for building materials. We also had the opportunity to do a spot of rush mat weaving. However we unexpectedly enjoyed the brick works as much as anything! There were several around ...
... it did seem that there was less traffic.
Our meandering took us to the familiar ice cream parlour. I had forgotten that it goes by the unfortunate name of Fanny's! Given how difficult it is to traverse blocked streets, we will have to search for closer emergency ice cream services.
We picked our way back to the Caravelle and headed to the rooftop bar to take in the evening light show.
After a bevy and a refresh, we took a cab ...