Some of Cambodia's beautiful scenary
Trip Start Oct 01, 2012
14Trip End Apr 25, 2013
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For Zac's birthday we decided that we would venture out of the local area and hire some small scooters (for only $5 for the day)- and yes for those of you worrying we did insist on wearing helmets! It turned out to be an awesome day, we spent a good portion of it at this large crater lake which is believed to be an dormant volcano, but it had the most gorgeous water for swimming and was surrounded by the vast jungle- so really a beautiful place. We also headed to a couple of waterfalls and just went out for a drive into the Cambodian countryside. The evening was not so brilliant however- seeing as it was Zac's birthday we felt obliged to try and find a bar or club somewhere even though it was clear Ban Lung wasn't really the party place. Oh if only we had given up at that stage... if only. We were directed to the closest club by the woman who ran the restaurant where we had been eating regularly and had hired the scooters- we were told it was 1 km away and was obvious, so after a km of walking we spotted a sign for the "Dance Club" so naturally assumed this was it... it was not. We walked to the The Dance Club and discovered it was a "Karaoke club" so naively we assumed it was a place for Karaoke so thought we'd give it a try, when we walked through the gates we were approached by a security guard who in the most seedy hushed voice I have ever heard said "There is no disco here, only Karaoke"... ok, yeah that's fine (in our minds- great a drink and karaoke...wrong) he repeated again "Only Karaoke..
We had one more day in Ban Lung which we spent on the scooters again out in the countryside, we found a few more waterfalls including one which you could shower under and one that you could walk completely behind under a huge overhang all in all a very nice couple of days spent out in country.