Battambang to Siem Reap

C’mon, pick up, pick up. “Hello“. Bopha is that you? “Yeah hello. Wha u wan?” she sounded as groggy as hell. Bopha it’s me. Hobo. Are you still coming to Siem Reap? Its 6am and you were supposed to meet me here at my digs. The tuk tuk comes soon and the boat is booked. Are you still coming? “Yeah….. Who is it?” Sigh! Bopha its me Hobo. Remember? You are still coming yeah? “Yeah. Send tuk tuk round to my house.” Yeah ok Bopha. See you soon.¬†Click! (There was no click because it was a mobile phone but I thought it added atmosphere)

siem reap

Boat to Siem Reap going across Tonle Sap lake

 

So this was the start of my trip to Siem reap by boat. Not a good start but hey lets see how it goes yeah?

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Kratie and the Irrawaddy Dolphins

4 hours on a small cramped bus and I was finally at my destination. A small unremarkable town in the middle of nowhere. It is such a quiet place it literally closes up at 9.30. Shops, restaurants everything, the full town just shuts down. Not a lot here for the Hobo you might think, or is there????

Irrawaddy Dolphins

This is as exciting as it gets

 

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Khmer Rouge

While riding around the countryside near Batambang in cambodia I came upon a quiet temple out in the middle of nowhere. Travelling past the temple I came to several fallen statues including this chap who looked like a warrior fallen in battle.

Khmer Rouge

Fallen warrior

 

Riding past this I came to a shrine that was most disturbing. It was in memory to all the people that had suffered Continue reading