“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

another travelling day

Let the battle commence.... hours sleep = 4, mosquitoes dead = 5.
A few hours broken sleep meant that by the time 9am rolled around I was out cold and woken by Mum hammering on my door. I was supposed to meet her for breakfast at 830am - oops. When we arrived last night we arranged a driver for today who will collect us at noon and drive us the 3 hours it will take to get to Kampong Cham. Right now we are sat by the pool with an hour to go before the driver arrives. We had a traditional Cambodian breakfast of fresh lychees and papaya followed by egg fried rice with vegetables, then a quick dip in the pool as the air is permanently hot and sticky. I am slightly ashamed to say that we haven't yet changed any US dollars into Cambodian Riels; I was planning to ask Eric the photographer the best place to do it, forgetting that we will probably need Riels for the village visit over the next couple of days.
£1 = 6,160 Cambodian Riels (KHR) and $1 = 4,000 Riels.

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