Today, we had a ‘lie-in’ after a long day yesterday. We woke at 7am and made our way to Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Asia as well as being home to several ‘floating villages’. Me and Ol are thinking of moving here – they don’t pay tax and the price of everything is tuppence.
After being ripped off for our boat trip down the estuary, we were pleased to know we were the only people on the boat – the tour guide didn’t like the Chinese, Turks, Japanese (or anyone else with a camera!), so it turned out to be a private trip. He spoke in broken English (or a load of twaddle as Grandad would say) and I left Olly to reply.
It turns out Olly told him he liked beer and crocodile.
When we stopped, the tour guide bought him a can of beer at 9.30 in the morning! Neither of us wanted it but felt rude not drinking it, so we pretended and then poured the rest into my coconut!
The guide tried to guilt trip us into buying a 50kg bag of rice for the poor infants whose parents had died by falling out of their houses during the wet season, but we weren’t prepared to give up $50 considering it’s much cheaper at Aldi and when we visited the orphanage, the guide helped himself to their rice anyway!
Al and Ol