Saturday, January 22, 2011

Siem Reap; back to Phnom Penh

Siem Reap (which ungraciously means 'Thailand Defeated') is the city that services the tourists who come to see Angkor Wat. It is a chaotic, fun and trendy place; a bit like Bali without the beaches. I had to return to Phnom Penh, and then to Ho Chi Minh to meet some people from the Law University of HCMC. I was tired of buses, so I took a banana boat for 6 hours South on the Tonle Sap Lake (200km long) into the Mekong River to PP.
Sitting on the roof was fun
We passed many fisher-folk. It must have been a 'jet' boat as the propellor didn't get tangled in the hundreds of nets we zoomed over.

1 comment:

  1. great photos Colin. The traveling sounds very interesting. Love this boat.