A boat, a bus and a plastic chair.

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plastic chair ... LOL (no seats left)

Our journey from Koh chang to Cambodia was a long one, Charleigh and I first got the boat from Ko Chang across to Trat dragging our luggage behind us tirelessly and then it was another long and uncomfortable bus journey, everyone and luggage literally squashed in, one guy didnt have a seat on the second bus from the boarder to Siam Reap (which was around another 3 or 4 hour drive) so they went and got a blue, plastic chair from ... well I don't even know where it came from, then stuck it at the front of the bus for him to sit on it was hillarious and everybody was taking pictures... 15 minutes of fame :)

Well once we had finally arrived in cambodia and got through the boarder it was the 16th of april we stayed in a place called mothers guest house .

sandcastles in poipet
.. the bus dropped us off there so we just decided to stay as it was actually pretty nice.

It was evening by the time we reached Siam Reap so we decided to go for something to eat and drinks at a bar close to our guest house, Matthew, Luke and Nacho joined us, afterwards Nacho (ignacio) and I went to explore more night life while I think the others went to get some sleep.

Ignacio (nacho), matthew and luke were three guys we met on our journey from ko chang to cambodia, Nacho shared a room with Charleigh an I to save money and Matthew and Luke got a room together.

The little place we found somewhere in the heart of Siam Reap which was one of the only places actually open was incredible.

Eating dinner
.. Cambodians, Americans, The English and a few Aussies were dancing to their hearts content in the street with a bar to the right which had imported drinks and bar food and a bar to the left which was more geared towards local taste.

As the peoples arms were flowing to and fro we watched with delight at the mixture of people and the good time everyone seemed to be having, we engaged in conversation with a few other travellers and while doing so a small Cambodian boy approached us and wanted to be in our picture taking session he was very sweet and friendly, he then went back to his dancing with everyone else after giving us both hugs lol, an hour or so later another child approached us this time a little girl asking if we could buy her some food we offered to do so from the bar we told her she could pick anything she wanted but then she told us that instead she wanted to have the money so Nacho told her that we couldn't give her the money but would buy her some food if she was hungry.

Great little place that we found in Siam Reap.
.. she slowly disappeared back in to the shadows where an older woman was waiting for her, presumably her mother.

(p.s. I took some videos of the people dancing and to show the night life cambodian style, they are maybe a little blurry but at the time I just had to take them as it was a happy time that I wanted to remember ''it was a feeling I cant explaint and it felt like harmony'' - akon.)

After a fantastic night we headed back on one of those motor bike taxis which only cost 2 dollars for both of us. Good price but maybe a little risky with three people on a motorbike :) but still its an experience right ! x

Flyinhigh says:
When I was there they were dancing to Eminem in the club...was interesting for sure!
Posted on: Jun 27, 2009
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