We decided late last night that we were ready to leave Siem Reap and continue on. Even though we didnâ€™t reserve a seat on the bus to Phnom Penh, we were able to leave this morning and get into the capital around 2pm. We found a wonderful guesthouse called BoddhiTree Del Gusto, located in a French villa and are going to stay here for one night.
Archive for January 2nd, 2008
We’ve just added some new photos of our journey up the Mekong River from Luang Prabang to the Pak Ou Caves and the Whiskey Village. Check it out!
Weâ€™ve been in Cambodia for four days and have seen a few villages, towns and cities. All of them reveal a picture of a very poor country with a tragic past. Driving on dirt roads we often see children, farmers and animals that are all very thin, in the west weâ€™d send them to a doctor immediately. Our tuk-tuk driver in Siem Reap, Tei, was telling us about the hard life of the Cambodian farmers who struggle to make a living and provide for their families who are often very big. In addition to the impoverished, we also see many people who have been wounded by landmines and are missing limbs, eyes or have burns or different parts of their bodies. Cambodiaâ€™s past is staring at us not only when we visit the landmine museum.
While in Laos we rented a tuk-tuk and drove 32km south of Luang Prabang to see the wonderful Tat Kuang Si waterfalls. The drive up the mountain through lush green land was wonderful and we saw cows, water buffalos and many smiling kids who were waving â€œhelloâ€ at us. We got some exercise climbing up to the highest point and cooled off on the way down. It was fun!