It was pooring with rain when we started off on the bus in the morning, not good news considering we had been told the roads to Ban Lung weren't of the highest quality, well not paved anyway. It turned out the bus ride in a mini bus was fine, the guy was driving very fast, well for a Cambodian mini van any way, and got us there in a few hours.
We stayed at the placed it dropped us the Tribal Hotel. After sorting our selves out we walked into the centre of town, after having thought we could walk to one of the surrounding lakes, we were corrected by the owner of the hotel who told us we needed to get motorbikes. In town Mike and I ate at a local stall, I readied my self for some boul aftermath, but it never came. We rented the dodgiest motorbikes, from a guy who seemed to be following us round town. No mirrors, dodgy key holes, kick starters. We got three, Mike, I anf Jade drove down shockingly bad road, basically just red sand and dust. When a car past you\, well me with out any glasses, I basically had to stop because I could see for the cloud and the pain of my eyes.
The lake was nice enough, we've been told since it was formed by a meter hitting it and that is why is a perfect circle, I didn't know this, but it was pretty enough surrouned by trees with a little grass area to sit. We stayed there all day, swimming, sun bathing and reading. Late afternoon we were approached by to Cambodian guys offering us rice whiskey and salad, we accepted, and attempted to talk to them although their English was very little. I thought they were attempted to hit on Jade and Linnea but when the girls left it turns out they were hitting on Mike and myself, inviting us to come and party in the woods at 7 pm!!!! That was our qcue to leave. Instead if heading straight back we went for a wonder on our bikes down the 'roads' into the country. It was good fun, some had such deep sand the fear of falling was taken away. After a bit of a ride down a bumpy sand road Mike suggested we see what the small paths off to the side went, thinking he ment a small road I agreed, in fact he met a foot path and took me in to the woods. I ended up driving in to a fallen tree at about 2 miles an hour!!!
That night we had dinner and drinks in a bar and played drinking games that the girls refused to drink in, because they didn't feel great.