Today we left at 7am with the tour. The majority of the tourgroup are aussies with a couple of poeple from England and Ireland! I spentthe morning speaking to the guys from the UK and learnt a bit about each other. We stopped for some breakfast andsigned our Cambodia Visas then weheaded for the border. When we got off we had to make sure our bags were securely locked as they were whisked away in a cart. Everything was pure dirt and luggage was all transported on the cart. We went through the Thai immigration and then through to the Cambodia border... we could start to really feel the heat. Then it was a trip on the so called 'dancing road'. We warned about the road being bumpy and made of dirt and it was too bad up until we stopped for lunch... we continued on the tour and the bus just got bumpier until the point where we were literally being thrown off our seats. Quite amusing...
the scenery was amazing... the wet season has just ended so the water still exists on the side of the road. Many cambodian people were hard at work during the day. I just couldn't believe the culture and the site of it all... ther were many many bikes, small road, rivers, dogs cows AND WATER BUFFALO just 2m away... I have never thought about these animals before but I thought it was just so awesome to see them so close and in action!
After8-10 hours of the 'dancing road'we arroived in Siem Reap. Quite a busy tourit place and the raods are still... yes you guess it... dirt. We checfked into our hotel and met for dinner where we had some amazing Cambodian (and cheap) food and drinks. There was also Khmer female and male dancers which was really nice to watch. I am now sittin in the internet cafe, struggling to write on this keyboard... Tomorrow we discover Angkor Wat! How excitement