It's a Holiday in Cambodia
Trip Start Feb 22, 2011
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We particularly enjoyed mingling with the local youths and joining in on the nightly street dances. Although we doubt many farangs (Westerners) are ever seen at these social events, many were willing to show us their traditional dance moves which looked something like a roaming line-dance with a bit of Macarana thrown in. It was quite amusing and fun for all! (see video below)
As an aside: Everyone must try this unique spa experience - a fish pedicure or "fish nibbling at your feet for exfoliation". If you can get through the first few minutes of it being outrageously ticklish and bizarre, it actually feels pretty good. Does it work? Not sure. But when in Rome . . .
Our last activity before heading north into Laos was a short sunset cruise on the Mekong River to see the Irrawaddy dolphins. Although very few for these critically endangered creatures remain, it didn't take long to spot their noisy blow-holes and flapping flippers. Surprisingly, these river dolphins acted and looked more like whales or orcas than any other dolphins we've seen. In all, it was a real treat to see these gentle creatures as our time came to an end in Cambodia.