Phupai Art Resort
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We start off our last day in Cambodia with a relaxing breakfast by the pool, including "western" entrées and yummy local juices and fruits. Then we take another tuk tuk to visit the Victoria Hotel and spa for drinks and of course, checking out the gift shop and the Sesame Crocodiles.
Our new found friend, Mr P, returned with his tuk tuk …
... photos and take in some incredible views.
We went on a slight detour to check out the 'Pom Bok Waterfall' and watched the crazy Thai boys practicing their gymnastics into the plunge pool then continued on to have a lunch stop at the very random 'Love Strawberries @ Pai' cafe, but decided against the strawberry fried rice!
Next stop was the awesome 'Pai canyon' where we stopped for a walk/climb along the narrow canyon paths (glad to have chosen to ...
... almost get lost amidst it, but managed to climb our way back. On a stretch of road leading to the temple we passed a number of elephant camps that offer elephant rides. It was horrendous to see how the elephants were tied up and tethered to wooden shacks, with no mobility and little shelter. They were swinging side to side, a sign of stress and seemed quite thin. We also saw some of them with their gear on, large benches across their backs for people to sit in. After ...
... we left Thailand, after over staying our visa, we headed for the border of Cambodia.
At Aranyaprathet Thailand, we tried to park in a 24 hour park while we got our paperwork together to cross the border, but we were quickly moved on because we didn't want to pay for 24 hours, just 1 hour. At that stage, we were met by a man, who spoke English, who invited himself into our truck, to help us with the Thai exit. We were quite happy with this as ...
... He gestured the way. We walked down the sidewalk to another office to fill out customs forms, be finger printed and then enter Cambodia and an army of buses, taxis and people trying to get our attention. The young man appeared. We had been discussing this process with several fellow travelers in the line, a young french couple on a six month backpacking trip around the world and an older lady, who had been across this border seven years earlier. ...