BANGKOK –> CAMBODIA

After 4 days of the Bangkok grind, it was time for a change of scenery.  We opted to take a train to the border;  $1.50 took us only 150km in 7.5 hours……brutally cheap, amazingly inefficient, and eye-openingly awesome.  Turns out the old saying is true,  “it’s the journey that counts”….or something like that.

 

the destination

the destination

 

scene in the station

scene in the station

 

lady passenger

lady passenger

 

windows down the whole way

windows down the whole way

 

countryside whizzed passed....at a moderate rate

countryside whizzed by….at a moderate rate

 

temples dotted the fields

temples dotted the fields

 

Rach didn't really see much

Rach didn’t really see much

 

I caught bugs w/my face

I caught bugs w/my face

 

beautiful sky

beautiful sky

 

snacky snack

snacky snack

 

cute kids who sat by us for a stop or two.  I loved seeing their picture on my camera

cute kids who sat by us for a stop or two. They loved seeing their picture on my camera

 

the monks rode up front

the monks rode up front

 

peepin' the scene

peepin’ the scene

 

We finally made it off the train….hopped in a tuk tuk…and cruised to the border.  The process of crossing, was relatively straight-forward, but I screwed up the visa application….which made things a bit more complex.  Luckily, our newfound-cabbie-tour-guide-hustler friend payed off the local cops to expedite the process; 2 hours later, we were across.

 

amped up

local brews at the border

 

this dude was a riot.  We cracked a few on the 2 hour ride to Siem Reap.

this dude was a riot. “JOL MOI” = Cheers

 

What happened next was arguably the highlight of the entire trip.  Rachel: “Hey, you guys eat dog in Cambodia, right?”  Cabbie: “oh yes. very good. you would like?”

 

local dog cafe

local dog cafe

 

we were about to eat his brother

we were about to eat his brother

 

we took it to go

we took it to go

 

BBQ Dog

BBQ Dog

 

chowing down

chowing down

 

eatin' & driving....it's still legal

everybody gettin’ in on the action

 

pit stop

pit stop

 

mopeds everywhere in Cambodia.  This guy cracked us up.  Who needs a truck?

mopeds everywhere in Cambodia. This guy cracked us up. Who needs a truck?

 

pulled up to our hotel...exhausted...full...and slightly buzzed.

pulled up to our hotel…exhausted…full…and slightly buzzed.

 

13+ hours of travel completely wiped us out….but was thoroughly entertaining.  Crashed hard that night.  Angkor Wat tour at daybreak……

 

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