Ratanakiri

March 22, 2009 at 1:39 pm 1 comment

The 4 of us left Phnom Penh for Ratanakiri on Monday. We hitchhiked all the way to Kampong Cham, 3 hours to the east. It was my second time hitchhiking, the first was the previous day from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh. We were picked up by a Lexus jeep and rode very comfortably…for free.

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The rides we caught to Kampong Cham were very dusty and it was very hot. By nighttime we’d made it to Stung Treng and found a wat to sleep in. We slept on the floor in the central temple, near the giant Buddha and his disciplines. The mosquitoes were nasty.

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The next day traffic was insufficient to hitch a ride so we bought seats on a mini-bus all the way to Ratanakiri. Ratanakiri is one of the most beautiful provinces in Cambodia. It contains the most forests and there are no paved roads. We stayed mostly in Ban Lung, the village that is the capital of the province, biking 30+ kilometers to a lagoon and waterfalls.

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  • 1. Chris  |  March 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Oh my goodness – hitchhiked? Slept on the floor of a temple? ARE YOU CRAZY?

    Tell us more, tell us more! There must have been much more to the adventure then you let on…

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