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Wandering around town and the circus

I could hardly get out of bed, but I did anyway to find Mahe (Molly Ringwald). She had made a be-dreadlocked friend from Germany and we all ate breakfast for a few hours, not wanting to go out at all. Another German woman joined us and then we set out on an architecture tour with me in the lead because I was the only one with a map.

It looked like it would take an hour, but of course I pointed us in the wrong direction and we found nothing for an hour and a half. We eventually figured it out and went to gaze at the royal palace (which is never used because the king lives in Phnom Penh) before we got tired and sat on the river with a few beers. We listened to an annoying generator the whole time and talked about nothing.

Battambang really was my favourite place in Cambodia. I don't plan on coming back, but if I do, I will only go to Battambang, nowhere else.

When we were hungry, we had some vegetarian food, because the dreadlocked guy was vegan of course. We went back to our respective hostels and then got ready to see the Phare circus, a performing arts school for poor children. It was really nice and quite professional. I bought a cute painting of a boy riding a water buffalo that will most likely get smashed at some point in the next three weeks, I'm sure. The students also make the art for sale in the circus school's store, by the way.

Royal palace

Royal palace

Posted by baixing 17:00 Archived in Cambodia

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