Soooooo...Tuesday morning we were up and out to get on a bus to cross over the Vietnam Border to Cambodia. This 7 Hour journey which could have been 6 if they had got their act together was quite an uncomfortable one. Due to lack of money in Cambodia their roads are not the greatest and for half of the journey I was finding it difficult to keep my stomach in place and the less said about trying to go to the toilet whilst swaying to and fro the better. Louise on the other hand seem to sleep through quite alot of it and therefore had a lucky escape. We also had the fortune that seats that are made for teeny tiny asia people could be widened for the more volumptuous part of the population, although this can't be said for the second 6 hour journey we had to endure in 2 days time, but more on that later.
So we arrived and after pushing our way through the Tuk Tuk drivers we walked to the guesthouse as we weren't going to give them the satisfaction that we needed a lift cause the people from the guesthouse who were suppose to be picking us up didn't arrive as planned. (our fault not theres, oops!)
The next day we planned to go to the Killing Fields and the Tung Sleon Museum (not sure of spelling) Not happy places to go as mass killings had happened at both places under the khmer rouge but they are critcal in Cambodias History. This meant we got to see a bit more of Cambodia and really Me and Louise haven't been too impressed so far. In Phnom Pen you are advised not to be out after dark as it becomes a bit unsafe and for the 2 nights we were there we were tucked up in bed by 8pm. Ok only kidding we were in by 7 though and the rest of the night was chillin in front of the TV. Unfortunately as i said before Cambodia is very poor and so poverty is everywhere, its hard to get away from it, and its hard to see children walk up to you and say Hello and then straight away ask for money, whatever you do you mustn't them any cause it encourages them to stay on the street and the social workers get mad! (just in case you ever go) Siem Reap our next port of call has been classed a little differently and is more geared for tourists so thats why we are there 4 nights instead. More from there later.
Heather and Louise