The journey so far....
so i know i've been totally useless about writing about my adventure! there just doesn't seem enough time on these ridiculously slow computers to get everything done! it's been a miracle that i've managed to get sonme photos put up!
So now in Vietnam, but missing Cambodia a lot. It was amazing. The people are so so friendly and yet are so so poor and when we were learning about the Khmer Rouge you realise what a strong race of people they are. From the photos you'll see the bike ride that we went on around an island, was sooo much fun! although we were all ridiculously sweaty! and the 'ferry' that we got across on was literally a giant raft made from wood!! complete with horse and cart, motorbikes, locals who were touching my white skin and then all of us lot with our conked out bikes!!
Also stayed with a family for a night, all sat around playing cards and went for a walk around the local rice fields, which is how most Cambodian's make their money if they don't live in the cities. was interesting sleeping as it was soooo hot and the dogs kept barking and you could hear all the insects! was a shame that we didn't really get to interact with the family much, they seemed to keep themselbves to themselves, probably because of the language barrier. but it was a great experience and something you definitely couldn't do if you weren't on a tour!
Our guide Savath was absolutely amazing, he was like 27 andf the most gentle funny guy you'll ever meet. his family all work on the rice fields in the countryside and he is the only one who has left home and reaslly made something of himself. the money he earns he sends back to his nephew and niece to pay for their schooling. he had some interesting dance moves but was a bit of a partyy animal and just became everyone's friend! he cried when he left us in Saigon, vietnam and we all chipped in for a new day bag for him (as his was breaking) and a t-shirt which we all signed, and we all put in $20 so he could give it to his nephew and niece. our new vietnamese guide is luu, he's ok but a bit older and more of a professional than a friend which is a shame, he's a little hard to understand too but hopefully he'll still allow us to have a great experience here in Vietnam!
Anyway i'm running out of time yet again, got to get on a overnight train from nha trang to ha noi! the second train in 2 days so not great but hopefully will be ok!
Miss you all, i'll try and write on this more often if time and internet speed allows!!
LOTS and lots of Love,