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Battambang

An army of tuk-tuk waiting for us on arrival! The prices are much more affordable this time around: 0,5cent euro / pers. There is one who speaks French and we did it for two 0,5cent and leads us to the cheapest hotel in town 3dollars / night for a double room in Tomato guesthouse. There is a sewer backup in the bathroom that leaves a sweet smell in the room. The curtains of another era are installed on a rope as a rod. But the fan works very well and the places are clean. In addition, the family that runs the hotel is very friendly.

Battambang


Street 202
Krong Battambang, Battambang Province.
Cambodge ,

The temples of Angkor, a true wonder

So here we are in the morning, ready to ride our bikes with 3 speeds and rusting. Unfortunately, the speeds are decorative rather than functional and we find ourselves once again on a bike "single speed". But nothing can stop us and the drop is almost zero, so why have more speed? We will first cross the city and join eight kilometers away, where you can buy entrance tickets.

The temples of Angkor, a true wonder


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Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province.
Cambodge ,

Arriving in Siem Reap, what a story !

Once past the border, so we continue our adventures in our minivan. We are a bit tight to four on our bench, but time passes quickly enough. We arrive at night in Siem Reap, around 20h. Knowing that some of the guest-houses close early down, we should not hang ... The bus drops us off at 7 km from the city center. An army of tuk-tuk addresses us even before it is out of the mini-van. Ha, business is business! The price offered for 7km through these is $ 4 per person ... It's a bit too much for us, so we decide to walk. A young Israeli joins us is above its budget too. Almost all of the tuk-tuk leave and the last, in order not to leave home empty-handed catches us and negotiate ...

Arriving in Siem Reap, what a story !


National Highway 6
Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province.
Cambodge ,

Border crossing Stung Treng (4000 Islands): Laos / Cambodia

After reading many blog posts on this border crossing, I knew it was going to be difficult. so I'll give you an update. We paid 26 dollars to an agency on the island of Don Det. The ticket includes the ferry back to the mainland, then the mini bus to the border, then another bus to Siem Reap (Ankor temple) in Cambodia.

Border crossing Stung Treng (4000 Islands): Laos / Cambodia


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ថាឡាបរិវ៉ាត់, Steung Treng Province.
Cambodge ,

The 4,000 islands Don Det and Don Khon

The "4000 Islands" is the area south of Laos called so because the Mekong River widens and many islands are in the middle of the Mekong. There are three main habitable islands. Don Kong is the largest, but where there is not much to do. Don Det and Don Khon are connected by a bridge. There are many accommodations, restaurants, activities on each island, but Don Det is reputed to be cheaper and more party girl while Don Khon (where there are waterfalls) is family. We took the cheapest and to have seen the two is almost the same thing in the off season. Having been close to bars and the village center to Don Det there was not much noise.

The 4,000 islands Don Det and Don Khon


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Champasak.
Laos ,

Pakse and trays of Boloven

We arrive with overwhelming heat in Pakse. The freshness of the mountains will be missed. We find a guesthouse at 30,000 kip (4 euros) by the Mekong River with a small group of kittens to welcome us! The next day we rented a scooter at a Belgian married a Laotian. It gives us a lot of information on what there is to see in the area. We go on three days exploring the plateau Boloven.

Pakse and trays of Boloven


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Pakse, Champasak.
Laos ,

Vientiane, capital of Laos and Cambodia Visa

Branch, the capital! Vientiane, where we will make our visas for Cambodia for US $ 30 instead of $ 35 at the border (with all fraud and more). Vientiane is not really nice to visit, housing is more expensive.

Vientiane, capital of Laos and Cambodia Visa


10
Vientiane.
Laos ,

Rapid transition to Vang Vieng

The next day we walk 7 km to go to the bus station and take the bus to 14h Vang Vieng 100 000 kips (12 euros). Many guest-houses are the same price in the city center, so no need to go to the bus station. There's a cheaper, 85 000kips (9 euros) starting at 9:30. This is more than 6 hours of bus hand drifts in the mountain, but the mountain scenery is breathtaking ...

Rapid transition to Vang Vieng


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Vang Vieng, Vientiane.
Laos ,
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