One more stop in Vietnam...Mekong Delta
Trip Start Jan 07, 2008
55Trip End Jul 22, 2008
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Stayed in Chau Doc overnight, the border town. Met 3 mad Lithuanian guys on my tour that were good craic! They realllly like to drink as i would've guessed. And they really like discotheques so found one out of town. All 5 of us hopped on a bicycle with a wee wagon and the poor driver took us the 3km. There were aboot 15 locals in side, it was a monday night tho but it certainly was airconditioned inside which was lovely...haha
The next day up at dawn (the Lithuanians cracked open their first on many beers), on boat and saw the local floating fishing village...where people live on floating houses, quite large homes with a few diff't rooms and even a/c apparently. Then proceeded 3hr by slow boat to the Cambodian border...waited 3 hrs for another boat...then another 3hr boat ride in Cambodia. So a very relaxing, slow pace day, lovely scenery along the river with the houses and locals. Then our 1hr bus ride to Phnom Penh (the capital) turned into a 3hr debacle. The tire blew as we were driving and only 2 of the 5 bolts and studs remained so even with a changed tire, it wasn't safe. So waited for another bus and arrived aboot 10pm last night...long lovely day. So i haven't had too much luck with border crossings lately but it's always an experience.
I'm happy to be in Cambodia though!