Today we ventured into Cambodia, second country we visited since our journey began (Vietnam being our first destination).
Still have Laos, Myanmar and Thailand to go, baby!
One thing you must know
Everything in Cambodia is USD. I didn’t even exchange Cambodian currency.. obviously the countrymen loves Benjamin Franklin more than their president.
Our bus departs at 6:30am and we need to depart from Dilinh’s (home stay) at 5:45am. Dilinh is kind enough to walk us out to main street and send us off, she could have sleep few more hours.
She was still sad with our sudden departure. We are starting to get really close and I think is best time to depart.. or else get attached makes things even worse.
We watch sun rise in the bus… when the sun set, we are still in the bus.
The only thing that makes this bus-journey fun is the eye-candy ladies in our bus ride. No hesitation to show their asset – our eyes were wet and sticky by the end of the trip.
At Cambodia border
Spent almost an hour waiting at the border. We were still sleepy from yesterday’s beer and “happy” session. (note: happy chocolate)
Also, while we were queuing for passport stamps. We have first hand experience the “no give fuck” attitude of Cambodian.. some random uncle jumped queue, while we looked at him, he acted innocent and “this is how we roll in Cambodia, bebeh” look on his face.
We shrugged and learn a lesson. We also can act stupid!!
First impression of Cambodia
- Vast fields of rice fields
- No leng lui spotted (only spotted Vietnamese so far)
- Still under developed
- Dump me at road side, I confirm 100% lost – I can’t understand a freaking road sign
- More expensive than Vietnam due to USD$
Had one hour bus break at Phnom Penh, spent the time to learn the history and understand culture of Cambodia.
But the main purpose is to look for place to stay – we didn’t book any accomodation, didn’t even bother to check. Hahaha. This is how we roll, bebeh!
After reading their history, I have a feeling that I don’t mind overpaying, just to support this country in any way I can, to help rebuild its economy. I guess I’ll start from supporting their local beer.
“When you see street people are laughing at you, yes there are most likely laughing at you” – Lonely Planet Guide
Are you a tourist?
The people are generally friendly here. One thing you need to be cautious is many people flock to the tour bus every time you arrive.. “you want tuk tuk? you want tuk tuk?”. Even if you said no, you can still strike up with a friendly conversation with them.
We are on tourist hot spot so most of the people speaks English. I’d like to have a chance to explore the local side where we communication is the almost non-existent. That’s the best travel experience!
Side story: One of the leng lui almost cried because the driver threw her LV luggage in bus compartment and draggggggg it (bags stacked on top some more). Obviously the bag is genuine, or else she wouldn’t show that expression. Hahahha!
It rained heavily during our arrivals so we are unable to go out to hunt for cheaper hotel. So we simply find a place and settle for $25 per night.
If it rains tomorrow – our Angkor Wat trip will be jeopardized, let’s hope tomorrow morning to be a sunny day!
Where am I today?
OMG we are so close to Bangkok!
But that’ll be our final destination – can’t wait to see some awesome nipple! (men nipple I mean, hahahhaha)
Random fun fact: “buku” means blow job in Vietnamese. “ku” is lanjiao. Very similar to “gugu” in Chinese.
Imagine a Malay family walk into book shop in Vietnam book store…
“Mum, I want to buy buku for my friend”