After eight hours in a Honda CRV , old, with a hard suspension , not a happy bird….
I moaned about twenty minutes out but told I should have complained yesterday, well yesterday was just a few short hops….Said I wanted a Camry ….. have had one so far each day in Cambodia….much phoning etc but only get one if I waited three hours in some dusty hole….By this time of course we were well on the road….
Getting one tomorrow though, mainly because I leave here at 6.30 am day after tomorrow,for three plus hours to Siem Reap…

Lunch was interesting with this pair, told i had to pay for any drinks, never have them, then they proceeded to order up large, steamboat, fish, mango salad etc, I had fried rice. This lunch bill will be glaringly different from the noodle soups I/we usually have…

Scenery was abit better today, and the road definitely was, would have been good in a Camry!!!!

One interesting stop at a floating village, onto a rickety boat and out past all the floating houses, quite poor of course, but there were machine shops doing quite heavy machinery, probably boat motors, laundries and many one roomed dwellings with the out house tacked on one end, straight into the river…
Saw a dog expertly crap into the river from his deck!
Now, the fish that was eaten came from that river…Saw women washing pots and utensils in the river……
Hard living I would expect with high mortality.

Suspect my three day add on for here has been condensed into one busy day tomorrow. I paid nine hundred dollars for it!!!!!

Had an interesting discussion with the tour operator just before…he did not expect me to know about hard suspensions or how long it took to bike 5 ks, which the guide said the bike ride was…Suggested he do a comparative exercise between his brochure and what I am getting, having paid for the brochure deal….

I also questioned the wisdom of sending me down to Phom Penh and then back up north, rather like sending someone from Auckland to Taupo, then up to the Bay of Islands then down to Napier to fly back out of Auckland..

Well I am allowed one serious moan….