Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Trip Start Jun 27, 2005
222Trip End Sep 01, 2006
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On arrival at Siam Reap our bus was hounded by hundreds of taxi touts trying to grab custom from the western tourists onboard. For these locals, the chance of striking a relation with you there and then, could often mean a few days work as a guide around the Ankor Wat ruins. Luckily we had pre-arranged to stay at Happy's sister guesthouse in Siam Reap and therefore had an escort waiting for us on arrival.
Later we headed into town for dinner with the group we had been traveling with. We had a look at a restaurant named Dead Fish where there were loads of live alligators in a huge pit in and around the dining area! Pretty scary as you had to cross over a little bridge over the pits to get to the toilets.
On our way back a street kid came up to Tilly and I asking for a dollar. He continued to follow us holding on to Tilly's hand and persisting in his quest for a Dollar? I decided to hold onto his other hand and Tilly and I began to swing him as we walked along. The little lad soon caught on and jumped in the air and span inside himself as we swung loving every minute of it, and then asking for another swing. Needless to say, he soon forgot about the dollar and begged for a swing instead.