Friday, November 7, 2014

Siem Reap, Cambodia (Day 3)

A village tour of Cambodia was what we chose to do on our final day in Siem Reap.  Aside from the ruins and historical sites, the province is home to around 900,000 people whom we had yet to see apart from their tourism related roles.  The best way to do this was on ATV's which we booked through Quad Adventures (click here).  Very few cars are used in Cambodia, where the most popular forms of transportation are motor bikes, tuk tuks and bicycles.  Four-wheel vehicles (or quads) however, were by far the most exhilarating and fun method of getting around!  We had a blast driving through the countryside, splashing through mud puddles, and greeting the children who ran out to give us "high-fives" as we rode past their homes.  The houses are built on stilts, not only to avoid flooding in these wetlands, but also to provide a shady place outdoors to live and work. Our quad adventure was truly an unforgettable experience which we will long cherish.  This is the real Cambodia and it's people and places are beautiful!

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That evening, Saturday, October 10, 2014, we went to a small  Cambodian circus/theatrical production by the name of "Phare" (click here).  What an impressive and talented group of young acrobats and performers!  It was a fabulous way to conclude our perfect vacation in Siem Reap.

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