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Na lang getwijfel of we de bus of de boot naar Battambang zouden nemen, zijn we toch maar met de bus gegaan. Achteraf geen slechte beslissing, door de droogte staat het water in de rivier zo laag dat je 14u op de houten bankjes mag blijven zitten i.p.v. 9u :p. Bij het afstappen van de bus maakte we meteen onze tweede goede keuze! We kozen de tuktuk …
... the bat caves! Seasoned readers will know my affinity for bats and when I heard that bazillion of them fly out every night, I had to be there. Tabitha and I toured the temple and saw the Killing Cave, a limestone cave where the Khmer Rouge would toss people to their death. A grizzly place for sure. At dusk it was show time! The bats came out slowly at first but soon a constant, dense stream continually vacated the cave for over ...
... Cambodian children playing in the river are delightful and smiling.
- eating less meat since I've been away and may continue... Don't like to see the way they can sometimes be treated.
Next on on the agenda is phomh pen and then koh rong Island before moving in to Vietnam.
Thinking of all my fabulous friends, family and fluffy Elba back home and sending lots of Cambodian love!
... their teeth in water that we didn't even want to get splashed on us. Kids here work from a young age to help their families survive, but a rudimentary education is available if their parents can afford it.
On the river, one learns to handle a boat from a young age and it was amazing to see small children skillfully paddling boats on their own, so utterly different from our greenhouse kids lives in Canada. There is evidence of NGO work on the river, a ...
... which took around seven hours. By the time we got to Battambang, it was dark and we were pretty tired. We picked up a tuk tuk from the bus station and my poor backpack was riding on top of the moped with the driver as it was a squeeze in the back because we shared our tuk tukwith three other people. We got to the hotel and we pretty much went straight back out to grab some dinner.
We couldn't get a feel for this new town as it was so late, but ...