Yesterday we moved from Sihanoukville to Kampot by bus, arrived at the hotel then went out to eat something. Finally, we walked a bit in town, along the river and back to the hotel. Because I forgot my camera, I’ve got nothing to show you. Anyway, we organised for today, the last day, a trip to Kep before reaching the airport in Phnom penh. Kep is the best place to visit pepper farms. Many farms are biologic. The one where we went offers a roughly 15 minutes free tour around their property. The man who showed us around speaks English and French.
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 = $40. From February 2017, the prices are going to rise a lot! Anyway, the temple remained exactly the same as few months ago but fortunately I’ve seen places I didn’t or couldn’t visit the preview time. I took a lot less pictures too.
Second day visiting Angkor park. Today I’ve done the small tour but cycled even more than 2 days ago because I run out of battery and had to came back “home” during lunch time. That second visit was good but hey, this place is huge.
Arf! This morning, rain has been pouring down, I didn’t want to cycle out and be soaking wet. So I will do a very short visit of one of the cheapest guesthouse I’ve found (3$ per night in a 3 beds dorm). They should rename this place “the jungle guesthouse”. It’s a bit outside the center but still very accessible when you have a bike.
Hey, that’s such a long time ago I did not update this blog. Usually when I don’t move I don’t have any motivation to write anything but today is different. I’m going to move very soon only 15km away to join an NGO during one month or more. I’ve discovered yesterday the website workaway which proposes everything I was looking for since a while. I don’t even know why and how I did not find this website earlier. So now I have the motivation to write again because a new adventure is coming and I’m late, very late… So, let’s go back in time, at the end of June more precisely, when I just reached Siem Reap the day before and visited for the first time the world famous Angkor Wat. The visit is not further than a click away now!