Very hot Monday morning in Takeo
I'd had a restless sleep but put it down to the fact I had not been feeling so great with the pain in my left side.
After packing up my suitcase once again went to reception of The Mekong Palace to book the 10.30 bus to the next destination.
Only to be told it was full, serve me right but even the receptionist was shocked, why are so many people going to Takeo ?
Must have heard I was trying to get there !!!!!
So I finally book for the local bus leaving station at 1.30 which I find myself bumping along on now. For those of you that have done it a local bus is something not to be missed especially the queuing to catch it !!
It has just stopped, people piling off so I've decided it must be a pee stop, tried asking.
Taking the risk I jumped off quickly no one spoke. english to ask ,ran to the Loo, when I was out realised we had stopped by a bakery so pointed at what I thought looked tasty, hurry hurry the bus might go !!
I was possibly the only one panicking,so I am as we chat sucking on a farleys rusk ( what babies eat )which had cost me a 1000 riel. About 25p. Okay you only get what you pay for but it does help time pass !!!
I'm happy to say I have just seen a road sign saying Takeo which makes me feel a little more like I'm bouncing on the right road back to the orphanage. With a towel rolled up stuffed behind my back for support.
Seem to be giving the locals something to talk about !!!!
I'm thinking being a backpacker I must live the dream !! Be a local !!! Dont waste money !!!!!
But 2 Tuktuks and a bumpy bus all for 10 dollars !!! , it might have been worth paying the 20 and getting there in one piece.
I have had the return bus to Phnom Penh before sure it's not as bumpy going the other way !
But I'm trying to look at it that it all adds to the story ??!?!!!??
Have you ever tried typing and bouncing at the same time
Ask me what side of the road they drive on ?
The answer would be any side you like.
As anything gives here
But it should be on the right
Luckily when I finally arrive in Takeo there is Mom's smiling face to greet me, straight to the orphanage which was the best welcome anyone could get. It was worth all the travel and bumpy roads.
Tell you more tomorrow