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... office was nowhere to be found. By this point I was feeling a bit out of sorts and at that exact moment I spotted Tabitha, the American girl I met at the Siem Reap swimming pool, across the street. I knew she may be in town but with great luck we ran into each other, had lunch and beer and used her phone to set up a cycling tour the next day.
That evening, we hired a tuk tuk to take us out the a temple on a hill and to see the ...
... on your face, seeing the stars in the sky at night, being cooked for, peace, time to ponder, good conversation, cold beer, beautiful colours of flowers and fruits.
What I miss
- my bed - beds in Asia are really hard!
- always trust your gut, it knows!
- don't judge people on first meeting
- even when you have very little you can still be happy with ...
The bus journey was not as bad as we anticipated it was going to be. Yes, it was a very long day, leaving our bungalow at half six in the morning and not arriving to Battambang until eight in the evening. It was five hours (give or take) from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh where it seems is the hub of all bus routes. So yes we went back on ourselves with the journey but thats how Cambodia does it! Here we had to wait around an hour before boarding the next bus ...
... he was completely accurate with that judgement. When we asked the manager of our hotel, with his lovely face tattoos, if he could contact DJ the tuk tuk driver he said outright 'no'. Undeterred we walked back across the river to speak with DJ directly and booked an afternoon trip with him and a British couple, Laura and Ed, we'd been to the circus with the day before.
First stop on our trip was the bamboo train which had been used by the people ...
... and want to tell you everything about their area. It started with a short minibus ride, then a cycle through the countryside to a distant market. Nothing touristy here, just snakes and fish, veggies and meat for sale. Then on towards a village and an abandoned little temple in the woods where we were joined by the local kids. We entertained them briefly - Emile juggled, Kathryn did 'round and round the ...