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i was freaking scared our tuktuk driver will fall off the boat and break my camera!

After taking an hour of nap I couldn't sleep anymore so I left our room where Eka was still sleeping. The guesthouse was completely deserted and I didn't know exactly what I wanted to see outside so I decided to just use the guesthouse's internet, which was ridiculously expensive by the way and completely useless because it was so slow.  I thought that we would be incredibly rich in Cambodia when I found this room for only 2 Euros a night but that was the only cheap thing we had to pay for while everything else was pricey.  For just one more euro we could've just chosen a room with private bathroom and not a bathroom that we had to share not only with other guests but also with the guesthouse' staff, the security guard and even some tuktuk drivers passing by.

Floating village in Siem Reap
  I'm still wondering how was the water in the other bathrooms because in the one we used it was awfully smelly that instead of smelling good after you shower you smell absolute sh*t.

Our tuktuk driver came back in the afternoon to take us for some FREE temple tour and watch some amazing sunset or whatsoever.  We first had to stop in an ATM machine to withdraw some dollars. Every transaction I had to pay 2 dollars and being the smart me, I withdrew 20$ five times instead of widthrawing 100$ once.  I hated the fact that we had to use dollars instead of the local currency because it made everything expensive.

The tuktuk driver took us to some floating village where we were forced to pay 20$ for some boat ride! I thought this was going to be free?! I didn't find the people nice at all and I especially hated this guy who looked and stared at me as if he's going to rape me or something.

Siem Reap Floating Village

Anyway, so we got on a boat and saw this village where people live in boats. I wondered how these people got used to seing foreigners passing by everyday and taking pictures at them as if they were some animals at a zoo. I don't think they liked being watched at all as I've observed.  There were some people who didn't mind taking a bath in the water as if they don't dump their waste there as well. The smell of the surroundings was familiar and I think I remember it from somewhere.... oh I know! It smells exactly the same with the water from our toilet in the guesthouse!

The boat driver took us to some restaurant where they keep crocodiles for I don't know what reasons. We just stopped by and didn't even think of eating there, not that I'm saying the crocs were for dinner or something!  We went back to land and walked up this hill to see some temple.

Entrance to Wat Knang Phnon Kron. got it?
It was a long walk that I didn't want to take but I had to. It was almost dark when we got on the top. I tried to be cheesy when I touched the temple walls and think about it's thousand years of history until my hand almost reached some scary and angry looking lizard and from then I never wanted to be cheesy again.

The ride back to the guesthouse was very cool and relaxing despite some invisible bugs kept smashing into our faces.  We had dinner at the Japanese hostel again and I tried some Cambodian food called Lok Lak (I hope I remembered it right) and it was pretty good.

darlingwish says:
this is not new, what new is the review down here. look down! hahahaha down this page!
Posted on: May 03, 2008
ratu says:
Always like to read your new entry!
Posted on: May 03, 2008
darlingwish says:
we've used riels too but rarely
Posted on: Mar 17, 2008
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Floating village in Siem Reap
Floating village in Siem Reap
Siem Reap Floating Village
Siem Reap Floating Village
Entrance to Wat Knang Phnon Kron. …
Entrance to Wat Knang Phnon Kron.…
our Cambodian tuktuk
our Cambodian tuktuk
Siem Reap sunset
Siem Reap sunset
they were so nice and i felt so ba…
they were so nice and i felt so b…
Siem Reap
Siem Reap
typical transpo in Cambodia
typical transpo in Cambodia
Cambodian kids
Cambodian kids
some guy having his everyday bath
some guy having his everyday bath
Floating village in Siem Reap
Floating village in Siem Reap
Floating village in Siem Reap
Floating village in Siem Reap
Floating village in Siem Reap
Floating village in Siem Reap
a simple life
a simple life
Siem Reap
Siem Reap
Siem Reap
Siem Reap
our tuktuk drivers back
our tuktuk driver's back
Siem Reap residents
Siem Reap residents
Siem Reap residents
Siem Reap residents
Siem Reap residents
Siem Reap residents
40$ for the both of us!
40$ for the both of us!
me and some cows
me and some cows
Floating village in Siem Reap
Floating village in Siem Reap
Floating village in Siem Reap
Floating village in Siem Reap
family bonding
family bonding
Floating Village in Siem Reap
Floating Village in Siem Reap
Floating Village in Siem Reap
Floating Village in Siem Reap
Floating Village in Siem Reap
Floating Village in Siem Reap
me and Eka
me and Eka
the coolest guy in Siem Reap EVER
the coolest guy in Siem Reap EVER
i seriously dont like crocodiles
i seriously don't like crocodiles
peace yo from Siem Reap
peace yo from Siem Reap
Siem Reap Floating Village
Siem Reap Floating Village
Entrance to Wat Knang Phnon Kron.
Entrance to Wat Knang Phnon Kron.
me on a hill, obviously
me on a hill, obviously
Wat Knang Phnon Kron
Wat Knang Phnon Kron
Wat Knang Phnon Kron
Wat Knang Phnon Kron
crocodile
crocodile
me and Eka on our way to the templ…
me and Eka on our way to the temp…
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