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The emerald buddah, the pic I was almost arrested for...... and it's not even in focus

We're back and it feels like we've never been away, Adventure Rat, the amazing haggling one, managed to knock our room rate down again at the lakeside guesthouse we were at before ......and we've got a nicer room, HONK HONK SUPER SAVER ADVENTURE RAT POOP POOP!!!!!

So as I said in the previous blog those bad boys down in shinoukville tried to poison me, so I spent the first day back here lying in our pit sweating buckets, looking pale ( bucket, pale seems to be a container theme happening ) and making repeated trips to the toilet,,, no make that the can ( number three in the container theme !!!) every half an hour, Adventure Rat cut down on the adventuring for the day and did her Florence Nightingale thing and by the time it was time to sleep I was back upto about 50 percent, all praise the magic sponge!!!!

Next day it's time to kick myself into action, no time to hang around in bed we've got things to see.

The silver Pagoda
First up it's the Russian Market to buy some Ruskies. Unfortunately theywere all out of our vodka loving friends so we left empty handed and set off on the next leg of our city tour - the Silver Pagoda and the Royal Palace. First off we're a bit shocked at how expensive it is to get in, we're expecting 3 dollars but they've decided to add on the previously optional cost of photography so raising the price to 6 and a half dollars each, the Cambodians must be reated to those stout fellows up North in their boots, daypacks, thermos and cagools......................................both like a good hike........you know prices and walking in the hills..................get it??????? ...............Oh forget it.  Anyway the Pagoda ( which is actually much more pink than silver !!! ) is really cool and theres a great little green budda sitting in there keeping an eye on things which is well worth seeing, not going to mention the silver floor apart from to say I'm not going to mention it.
Not so much silver more a pinkie white!!!
Oh and I almost got arrested for using my camera , didn't realise you weren't supposed to and got a real telling off from the guards, but here it is anyway...somewhere on this page .........

There were loads of other pagodas, frescos and buddahs dotted around the area and it's a great place to relax and zen out, but no time for that for us, things to do, things to do, things to do, and the next one is the post office, ( real tourist attraction ) to send our postcards then on to PP's highest point Wat Posomething, which was again really calming , monkeys, these ones with bright red bums everywhere, and little dragons poking their snouts from around bushes. On the top there is another pagoda where some important king dude is buried and also some good views !!!! It's free if you don't want to go in and disturb the dead king and only a dollar if you do, so it;s great value too!!!!

Last on our magical mystery tour is the Park de Royal, Raffles signature hotel and bar where at happy hour ( 5 - 8 ) it's 2 for 1 on the cocktail front, free chips and fantastic salsa and a dinner suited pianist ( yes pianist HA HA ) , so Ria and I played James Bond and Pussy galore over Singapore Slings and pretended this was the life we were used to for an hour.

Singapore Slings and chips
..what a treat HONK HONK PARP PARP YESH MISH MONEYPENNY AND WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU POOP POOP COCKTAIL CHERRY SLURP SLURP!!!

Oh and then we went home to our 4 dollar a night room and got ready to leave for the NAM in the morning.....Charlie don't surf you know.

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The emerald buddah, the pic I was …
The emerald buddah, the pic I was…
The silver Pagoda
The silver Pagoda
Not so much silver more a pinkie w…
Not so much silver more a pinkie …
Singapore Slings and chips
Singapore Slings and chips
couple of golden oldies!!!
couple of golden oldies!!!
Kings palace
Kings palace
Shes a little stoney faced but sh…
She's a little stoney faced but s…
silver tree
silver tree
Frescoes
Frescoes
I knew it!!!
I knew it!!!
at the highest point in PP
at the highest point in PP
the Wat
the Wat
spot the difference
spot the difference
Singapore Sling and my Dinger Ling…
Singapore Sling and my Dinger Lin…
The Elephant Bar in the Raffles Ho…
The Elephant Bar in the Raffles H…
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