Second day in Koh Rong Samloem. This afternoon we are going on a boat tour to do some snorkeling, visit a village at the top of the island, enjoy sunset, have dinner at a local place and finally see fluorescent plankton (which I don’t have any pictures of it because it was a way too dark and subtile). Before lunch we decided to have another walk and visit the light house of this island but unfortunately we didn’t have the time to finish the track.
This morning, we took a bus back to the Sihanoukville city centre. This bus had no window, and the inside was nearly empty. There were two long bench on each side and two wooden palettes in the centre. Once we reached the city, we collect a lot more people and the bus was full. The two palettes were there to pile up most of the backpacks. Thirty minutes later we got on the “Speedferry” to Koh Rong Samloem island where we plan to stay two nights.
Today we are doing a second tour around Battambang. Vany brought us first to see Bamboo rice cooking. That reminds me the way Indonesian people do except they wrap the rice in a banana leaf before and add a banana inside as well. The main technique is similar though. Then we discovered the traditional way of making rice paper and rice liquor, we visited also some temples and pagoda.
Today we are going from Siem Reap to Battambang by boat. It’s more expensive than the bus but the view is a lot more interesting. First we caught a tuck-tuck from the guesthouse until Phnom Krom where the boats are and then enjoyed a 6-7 hours cruise through Tonlé Sap lake and on the Sangker river. Once in Battambang, we spent the rest of the afternoon visiting some temples and the surroundings like the very touristy “bamboo train”.
Second visit of Angkor Wat (or third day for me). This time, I’m not cycling. Because we are three, and we pay only for one day, we choose to go by tuck-tuck. One day = $20 and three days = $40. From February 2017, the prices are going to rise a lot! Anyway, the temple remained exactly the same as few months ago but fortunately I’ve seen places I didn’t or couldn’t visit the preview time. I took a lot less pictures too.
Today I’m showing a more detailed tour of the Dengba Guesthouse where I’ve been staying since the end of June (2016). It’s not the most interesting place to see but because I’ve been here a certain time I want to remember. Anyway, let’s start.
When I arrived in Siem Reap and to the Dengba Guesthouse. I decided to use the kitchen and cook everyday for money saving. Going to the main shops (where most of tourists go) cost a lot of money. Prices are very similar to Europe. I’ve seen three or four carrots (like those ones) for 3 dollars! I met a Scottish guy here who showed me a local market where the prices are a lot more decent. Other there, there is many people who sell veggies, fruits. You choose whatever you need, they weight it and that’s it. You pay 1$ per kilo. Very simple.