Saturday, 21 September 2013



I love how close and how readily accessible everything is to Singapore.
Everything that once seemed like it was another world, like it may not even be real, is a 1-3 hour flight away now.
We flew in Thursday early evening and were greeted by fields of green, smiling faces and a light breeze.
All a welcomed change from our current home country of Singapore.

We got to our hotel, dropped off our things and wasted no time hailing a tuk-tuk to get our adventure started.

There are actually no road rules here.
I know this may be true for a lot of non-first-world countries but this place is special.
It seems like it's more organized chaos than other places I've been.

Cars, tuk-tuks, motorcycles, pedestrians, bicycles, trucks, food carts and mopeds all share the road.
But the lines drawn down the middle don't necessary divide the street but rather just act as a visual guideline.
Kind of scary pulling out of our hotel parking lot in a tuk-tuk for the first time, getting driven head on into oncoming traffic and weaving around trucks.
But once you see everyone does it you kind of accept it as normal and start enjoying the landscape.

We headed to Pub Street as we heard it's full of places to eat.
And decided on a Mexican/Khmer one.

Afterward we explored the Night Market.
$2/30 mins massage
$5/1 hour mani-pedi
$40/2x3m oil paintings
$.50 beer
$10 for an all day tuk-tuk driver
It kind of makes you question why you're paying so much more in your own country.

You get followed/stalked/bombarded with people wanting to massage you, and for $2, we said why not?!

Not only did we get a foot massage, we also got a show.

We think they were cross dressers, but the more you looked at them, the more they looked like women.

We could not stop laughing at the lip sync show they put on.
Panties slung into the audience, little kids dancing on the edges of the stage, pistols pulled from under skirts.
It's not a lip syncing show until a mouse with a squeaky voice runs onto the stage and a pair of panties gets shoved into someone's mouth.

Full and happy we returned to the hotel to plan our next day.

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