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Kratie (28th May)

June 14th, 2010 by Jo Turner-Attwell

Kratie was epic. We arrived and went straight out again on MOTORBIKES. I know most people that travel in Asia travel on motorbikes but it was just so good. On the way there he was at like 50km/hr whilst I was nervous and clinging on for dear life but on the way back he didn’t go above 40. I think he thought I got a bit too cocky for my own good taking photos and waving my arms around. But its actually really easy once you get used to it.
Anyway the whole reason we took the bikes was to go see the river dolphins, which we actually did see. They were shy which is apparently due to previous hunting or something, but we saw them bob out the water. And a storm was building up across on the far side of the river so you could see the cloud formation really clearly. Once a geography geek always a geography geek. On the way back we also climbed this mission of a mountain to reach a temple. But at the top there were dragonflies everywhere around the temple it was amazing. The kind of moment a camera just can’t capture. We even got to see some monks and their homes. One was smoking apparently which doesn’t seem very monk like to me.
Before dinner we had some fun watching the geckos trying to catch flies, as you do, and then for my last evening in Cambodia I finally learnt how to say thank you and ate a meal of meat and potato. I literally got no veg. Teach me to not take the menu literally I guess.

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