Trip Start Oct 04, 2011
50Trip End Nov 29, 2011
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Pub Street and the night market last night - hardly any flood now- so we had a good time watching the world go by and seeing all the people having fish pedicures - not us though!
A lazy day today wandering round the centre of Siem Reap, sitting ion cafes and watching everyone. Went to a garden which the guide book says had 15,000 butterflies - we maybe saw 15 (but they were very pretty!).
There is a lot of evidence of the war here - a lot of people with missing limbs due to the unexploded bombs which are all over the place - at the temples we were told to stick to the parked paths as the rest may not have been cleared
Whilst we were having a drink in one of the bars a very drunk one legged man came up and started arguing with the security guard (whose job was to keep the little children away from the clientele so they can drink in peace). I’m not sure what the argument was about but it got very heated and ended with the one legged man hitting the security guard with one of his crutches and then hitting him with his fist on the jaw. The security guard was only a young boy and looked like he wanted to cry. The police came along and took both the security guard and the one legged man away on the back of their motor bikes.
Raining heavily and thundering this evening - the roads on the way back were much more flooded than on the way in.