Jen and Ric's Itinerary travel blog

For fear of the water on camera, this is the best *we*...

According to LP, the No.1 thing to see in the Greater Mekong,...

They loved aligning corridors. This is a pic from a window through...

You cannot see it here, but there is a good view behind...

Your typical monk, during Shin Ben (see Jennifer for correct spelling)

Jennifer and Jenny, with a buddha

The biggest Buddha in town

Like a scene from a movie (wait, what film?)


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On Friday we wet off on a mission to find Siem Reap in Cambodia. We were meeting up with family friend, Jennifer, who lives here temporarily helping with running a local school. We arrived very late at night and couldn't see anything and when we asked if a tuk tuk (a bike + 4 seats on a trailer) could take us to where she was supposed to be saying they laughed and said "No, its flooded". At first we thought they were trying to scam us, but he said he would show us and show us he did.

That's what it has been like for the last 4 days, 90% of the main streets are flooded to some degree or another, as low as ankle deep all the way up to high thigh. We are luckily staying in a dry area, but Jennifer lives about 1.5 km away in deeper waters. 1.5km doesn't sound like much but it takes roughly an hour to traverse.

On Sunday we were given the quick (but painfully wet and slow) tour of Siem Reap. Including brunch and watching the locals enjoy (or not) the flooding.

Yesterday we did the temples tour. A lot of work has gone into trying to restore these ancient buildings, but it is clear there is a lot more that needs to be done.



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