I arrived at the airport yesterday and had a few hours before my ride to Kampot, so I was able to get passport photos taken and printed right down the street. The woman airbrushed my photo!! I have no moles or blemishes in the printed photos... luckily they're very small photos or else the Thai embassy may be suspicious of the fresh-faced person they expect and the reality: me. It was so funny watching her edit the photo though! She made it look so easy, and now I have (even) less respect for Hollywood...
|Phnom Penh to Kampot|
The inn is located on the river and has gorgeous views of the mountains around, plus great biking and kayaking. I took advantage of both today and had a FANTASTIC time! Of course, on the bike ride I got horribly lost and ended up biking on a muddy road for 45 minutes away from the mountain I wanted to climb... but it's all part of the adventure, right? And I found the mountain and managed to climb it without hyperventilating too much. I LOVED IT! Everyone is incredibly friendly and all the kids say "HELLO WHAT'S YOUR NAME" as loudly as they can when you walk by.
I can understand why Angelina Jolie adopted Cambodian babies, is all I'm saying.
The bike ride was beautiful, and then I kayaked along the river and through palm plantations. Very pretty. There were a lot of really fun and friendly people around today, and Les Manguiers encouraged groups to explore the area together. What a wonderful paradise :)
|Gorgeous green fields everywhere|
|Palm trees all over the place. If you think about it, they are such an odd shape.|
|View from the top of Phnom Soak, a small mountain about 5km bike ride from Les Manguiers.|
|A cow in the fields. Love it.|
|Delicious fried fish (I usually steer clear, but it's a fixed menu here)|
|Rabbits... these are delicious too, but I don't know if they eat them...|
|Kayaking on the river!|