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Indochine

Written on: Wednesday January 30th, 2008

A journal entry from: World Tour 2008

At the end it worked out really well, spending one night in Trat, then took the bus very early in the morning to Sihanoukville in Cambodia.

   The bus trip was really amazing. We started out in a sangthaew, which is like a jeep where you sit in the back and feel the air-breeze on an uncomfortable seat. Then at the border everything went very smooth, some cambodians took my passport and filled in the formulaires required,  I just signed the formulaires and paid 22 dollar and then the VISA 30 days in cambodia was mine. And then I found out that the guy who helped me wanted to get paid too. So I had to pay him 3 dollar. Well, well..
  I didn't know who to trust at the border as there were very many cambodians there coming up to ask for the bus ticket and if I wanted a ride. In the end we just had to follow this guy who said he was from the company we booked with.

He took us to a bigger bus, then that bus took us to a bridge, which we had to walk over into a new bus on the other side. That one took us to a river with an unfinished bridge, so we had to take these ferrys only made buy planks ( flotte! ). That happened like 4-5 times and it was interesting to see all these crossing-river-villages trying to sell stuff and those stranged "ferries".

I met a Finnish guy on the bus and we are now sharing room because it is cheaper, 6 dollar each, instead of 12 dollar for a room for your self.

After walking 2 km to town there and back to take out money from the only free atm in town I went down to the beach and hopped into the sea, very nice!!

Now I don't know what to do, maybe I can go find the finnish guy somewhere. 

But it is really exciting to be in Cambodia! Much more exciting than beeing in Thailand. And how people live in the countryside, in small wooden "houses", bungalows, or I don't know what, it's not really a house. And it's strange to see all the poor people, mostly children begging. 

I think I'll stay here at Sihanoukville a couple of days down by the beach. 

 

From Mikaela on Feb 1st, 2008

Man blir lite torr i munnen när man hör malaria, småbussar och massa cambodjaner som ev. kan "luras". Hoppas allt går bra! Sätt in lite foton på Ko sammet också..lite nyfiken på hur bungalown du bodde i såg ut och stranden och så. Ge småbarnen nån 20-lapp lite för dej o mycket för dem. KRAM

From Anna on Feb 1st, 2008

Hej vännen! Nu har jag jobbat ikapp och läst dina dagboksinlägg. Blir både inspirerad och lite avskräckt från att själv dra iväg till hösten. Vi får se vad som händer. Jag ska från och med nu följa din resa världen över, så jag vet vart jag har dig. Hoppas du har det bra! Jag sitter på Erics rum och funderar på vad jag ska hitta på här näst. Kanske brodera in några ord på ett par kalsonger. Det är ju snart 14 februari och han skulle verkligen behöva ett nytt par. Saknar dig här! Vill kunna springa in till dig och lägga mig i din säng och prata till sent in på morgonen. I guess I´ll have to wait for that. Puss och kram min fina Micke! Ta hand om dig, och ta det försiktigt! Du är modig som drar iväg ensam. Jag beundrar dig för det.

From Mathias on Feb 2nd, 2008

Tjena! Vilket �¤ventyr du har, blir riktigt avundsjuk, nu n�¤r man sitter h�¤r i kylan i vardagsrytmen med plugg och barnens hus p�¥ helgerna. Pass p�¥ och njut och g�¶r inget som inte AnnSofie skulle g�¶ra.