Monday, November 25, 2013

Kampong Phluk, the floating village, near Siam Reap, Cambodia

I love the water. I love boats. I loved the floating village of Kampong Phluk. Vandy, my driver, and I took a road to where we hired a boat which took us on a great ride up the river past rice fields.  In the village we left the boat and visited the school and temple.  Later we stopped at a restaurant in the village. I had the best tasting cat fish ever as well as strong coffee with concentrated canned milk for cream.
Along the way, people were fishing with nets and children were swimming in the water.  A white stork was fishing too. The main form of transportation are these flat bottomed boats with an elevated motor driven water cooled propeller. At the village itself people got about with canoes. After lunch we drove out to the big lake with gets flood waters from the Mekong.  Our driver was really adept on the river handling his craft like a master.  I could definitely live here.  They actually have a hotel.  Hemingway move over.  Time for "Old man and the River!"
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