My first reaction of the river leading to the lake when I arrived ,' OMG...so dirty and muddy'
After paying USD10 pp, we hopped on a little boat that took us right to the lake.
..and check out the cigarettes sold by the street peddlars...Alan Delon ..hmm I always thought was some clothing line..
During the entire trip, I felt a bit ripped off, cause i was expecting some floating village like Bangkok's floating market, but we only made one stop to this floating 'farm' where we could feed the catfish (just like 2 miserable ponds) and see some crocodiles (even the little croc farm which can be seen from KC's hotel room - re: day 1 had more crocs). Check out the satelite dish for the farm!!!...
here's me at the top deck...
..and here's a very brave KC holding on to the snake at the floating 'farm'..
..where the children study..their school..
...and a floating church..
..here's our young boat boy playing with the water in the lake..
After the Tonle Sap lake visit, our guide Rottana, took us to the nunnery where he grew up after fleeing his village during the civil war where he lost touch with his mom for 12 years!
...our last stop for the day was to the Silk Farm..where we observed how silkworm were bred, fed and how silk comes about...
..feeding the worms with Mulberry leaves..
...after the 4th day and 3 meals daily, we have had enough of Cambodian Amok, Lok Lak...so we opted for Western food for our last dinner in Siem Reap. FCC - a restaurant famous those days for the French journalists. Something like fine dining in Siem Reap...
Very good ambience, a bit on the pricey side...service- average. Be prepared to pay approximately USD15 without wine at this fancy restaurant.