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Escaping the douchebaggery

It started to get light out, and everyone was asleep, so I decided to make my escape. Problem was, I could only find one of my shoes. I walked around for at least half an hour, before I found it, about 10 metres away. Did a dog take it and lose interest? Did some jerk just throw it into the grass when he was drunk? I'll never know, and I didn't care enough to find out. I put on my shoes and started walking. There was no way I'd be able to stand the two or three hour ride back to town with these idiots.

I just chose a direction and went, with no idea if it was the right way. Before long, a pack of angry dogs encircled me and I had to fend them off with my bag. I kept going, and there seemed to be no end to these angry canines everywhere. I was a little stumped. I started to walk back, defeated, when I saw a sweet little school girl on her scooter with her very young brother. i showed her bus stop in my dictionary and she took me right away. I gave her a dollar, which she tried to refuse, and hopped into the mini van, bound for Battambang. Finally. Ugh.

As soon as we arrived, I headed back to Siem Reap. This was the wrong idea, but it made sense at the time. I had breakfast at the same vegan place and then slept all the way to Siem Reap.

The bus driver told me to come back tomorrow when another bus would take me to Koh Ker. I was just relieved to be away from all those douchebags. I got a little hotel room and some takeout noodles with beer. I washed some clothes and had a good sleep. Everything seemed right with the world again.

Noodles on the porch

Noodles on the porch

Posted by baixing 17:00 Archived in Cambodia

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