Well, since the visitor pass had expired, we could not visit any temple. That was a good news, at least for me. We don't have to wake up at 5 a.m. to see the sunrise and being letdown. We woke up around 8.30 a.m, and we went to the counter to rent bicycles. It cost only US$2.
We cycled to the central town and stopped at a traditional market.
Very similar to the "pasar" in Malaysia.
We walked around the market, looking for foods. There were around 10 food stalls and we had chosen a noodles stall. The stall keeper was an auntie, about 40 years old, and she can't speak English. Whenever we asked her, she just smiled or talked to her friend sitting beside us. The noodles was ordinary, but she added some unknown sauces that make the noodles yummy. The noodles cost 4000 Cambodian riel, about US$90 cents but we paid her US$1 dollar each.
Then, we were completely lost. We had no idea where should we go to. There were not more attractions, if there was, we had to pay. We looked at the map over and over again, still we couldn't decide. We cycled along the road without a distinct direction. Finally, Mr. Jay pissed off. However, we reached an understanding and we'd going to Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in the world.
We asked people along the road, we were on the correct path, and they told us to go straight along the road. A teenager said to us that it only took 5-10 minutes to reach the lake. We doubted his words. Here, the story of "The Hectic Journey to Tonle Sap" began. We cycled for 30 minutes or so but we couldn't see the lake yet. So, we kept asking the people along the road and the people kept telling us to go straight. This process repeated for the next 2 hours under the big sun. Eventually, we arrived at a fishing village. The villagers didn't know anything about the lake. We had no choice but to return to the guesthouse because it was pointless to keep cycling, we didn't know where the lake was. It wasn't a happy experience, but remarkable in my mind.
Our skin was burned severely. Mr. Jay did apply sunblock on his hands but still he suffered worse sunburn than me who didn't apply anything. Hehe.
At night, we went out to food-hunting fiesta. Firstly, we had first dinner at a traditional food stall(so called "dai pai dong" in Cantonese) which set up along the road.
Next, our hunting continued to Red Piano, a high class bar. We ordered two dished and we couldn't finish them.
Ginger & chicken.
Finally, day 5 had come. We had to leave the lovely Cambodia. If I have the chance, I will come back for sure, with a luxurious trip.
There are 2 bridges that connect two sides of the town. Everyday, we must cross this bridge to go to the temples and central town.
Finally, Mr. Baron shows up!