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Kratie

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  • Day5

    Kratie I

    December 29, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Heute morgen um 4 Uhr ging es schon los zu unserem zweiten Stop Kratie. Wir freuten uns sehr, dass es schon eine halbe Stunde früher als geplant losging! Eine Stunde später waren wir allerdings mit 5 Mann mehr wieder am Ausgangspunkt angekommen - nur um dann ohne weitere Veränderungen von diesem Punkt endlich loszufahren. Wir trauerten um eine Stunde verloren gegangenen Schlaf, kamen aber erstaunlicherweise zur geplanten Zeit in Kratie an. Wir sind jetzt an einem kleineren Dorf am Mekong, welches wir heute erstmals anschauten. Wir probierten Lok Lak (gebratenes Rindfleisch in einer leckeren Soße mit Limettendipp) und Tobi starb fast bei dem Versuch seine “Spicy Ginger” Gericht aufzuessen - die Schärfe trieb ihm deutlich den Schweiß auf die Nase 😅 Nach dem Mittagessen ging es mit der Fähre auf die kleine Nachbarinsel Kho Trong die wir mit dem Fahrrad erkundeten. Es war sehr spannend, die einfache Lebensweise auf der Insel zu sehen und an idyllischen Reisfeldern und freilaufenden Kühen vorbeizureden. Verschwitzt machten wir uns auf den Weg zurück in unser Hostel um unseren ersten Sonnenuntergang anzuschauen. Auch im Dunkeln hat es noch 29 Grad und ein luftiges Kleid ist auf jeden Fall noch angenehm!Read more

  • Day6

    Kratie II

    December 30, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Heute ging es mit dem Kayak auf Delphinesuche! Von den seltenen Irwaddi-Delphinen gibt es nur noch rund 200 Stück und davon gleich 90 in Kambodscha. Während wir durch den Mekong paddelten, bestaunten wir die offen liegenden Wurzeln des „Floating Forest“ die in der Regenzeit 12m weiter unter der Wasseroberfläche liegen. Das Wasser war erstaunlich klar und wir erfrischten uns bei der Mittagspause mit ein paar Schwimmzügen. Überraschenderweise waren auch einige etwas schnellere Ströme zu überqueren, die Tobi als Kapitän aber locker meisterte 💪 Auch wenn wir es nicht geschafft haben, sie wirklich vor die Linse zu bekommen, hatten wir viel Glück und hörten sehr häufig das charakteristische Zischen aus den Luftlöchern der Delphine und hatten sie sehr nah an unseren Kajaks - ein toller Ausflug mit netten neuen Bekanntschaften!
    Am Abend gab es noch leckere Suppen mit selbsgemachten Nudeln und viel Einlage 😋
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  • Day7

    School visit

    January 4, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Off to the local school to hand out some basic supplies they don’t have
    Then checked out a Chinese owned rubber plantation down by the farm
    A visit from the preacher of Sithy’s mums church

  • Day233

    Kratie

    May 10, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    Samen met een groep fijne mensen gingen we al kajakkend zoetwaterdolfijnen spotten in de Mekong. Heel leuke ervaring, die we helaas niet op beeld konden vastleggen (snelle dolfijnen!). De tocht erheen was ook supermooi, hier hebben we gelukkig wel wat fotootjes van :).

  • Day71

    Kratie

    January 12, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Krattie pronounced Kra-cheh or as like to call it La Shithole.

    The hostel we were staying in was AWFUL, but cheap and we made some new friends... Cockroaches. I woke up with one on my arm, grab it and through it against the wall and want back to sleep. That's what you get for £2 a night. Ha!

    The town itself is a mish mash of smells (good and bad), people and Lorries passing through to Laos. The island opposite on the other hand was absolutely stunning. Sitting in the middle of the Mekong like a emerald dam was Koh trong. We took the boat across, hired us some bikes and explored the island.

    So much lush vegetation, birds and local people, just getting on with their daily life.
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  • Day73

    Kratie

    December 4, 2014 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Our last day in Siem Reap was spent with looking at cute shops, eating, waiting for the rain to be over etc. In fact we were just killing time as we were waiting for the night bus to leave at 11 PM which we had decided to take to go back to Phnom Penh and then up the Mekong to Kratie. We also went to the "cinema" in Siem Reap and saw the second part of the Hobbits in preparation for the upcoming finale. In this place you can rent a room for 2 to 10 people and watch a movie you choose from a big folder. In your room there are big couches and a large screen. Fun!

    The nightbus had 2 storey of beds being a bit inclined as hospital beds and with security belt at the waist. Good that Karsten made a extended read about it so we were prepared against the cold air-con! The travel could have been comfortable if most of the drive haven't been on a bumpy dust road. Nevertheless, we managed to sleep and, for its purpose, it is definitely better than seats!

    Arriving in the early morning in Phnom Penh, we found a bus to Kratie 2h later. We were not sure how long it would take but hoped for 4h. We had just enough space for legs, which is already great but the air-con was quite weak (always complaining huh ;) So when the bus arrived in Kratie 8h later... we were quite happy to get out of it!

    We are now in a veeery nice hostel organising eco-tourism and being a training center for the local youth (when we can comfortably support good causes, we are always in ;). The shower is amazing, didn't had one like that in months!
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  • Day75

    Kratie

    December 6, 2014 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Yesterday and today we basically spent on bikes. Yes bikes again! I'm telling you, Claire will be a Villo regular when we're back in Brussels!

    Yesterday we took the local ferry for 25 cents to cross the Mekong to the island of Koh Trong. Upon arrival we rented 2 bikes which were barely able to hold up on our trip all around the island. The trip is only 9 km but the bikes, the road and the cows standing on the latter turned it into somewhat of a challenge. The cows here were well fed, in comparison for example to those in Chi Phat. That is what the Mekong does, we guess. Cycling through the island village was nice and from one spot we could see a floating village on the Mekong.

    Today we rented better bikes as we had a trip of roughly 30 km ahead of us. We went up the river to a pool in the Mekong where about 40 Irrawadi dolphins are still living. This highly endangered species can only be found in certain spots in Cambodia and Lao. We rented a small boat and spent an hour watching a group of 3-6 dolphins play in the river. You might wanna do a Google image search on those as they look very peculiar. On the way back we treated ourselves to a coke and some sticky rice and spent the rest of the day planning our trip ahead and napping.

    We're now heading out to our last Cambodian sunset over the Mekong with a couple of Angkor beers. They are really worth it...the sunsets we mean of course.

    After that we'll go to sleep for a last time in Cambodia for as long as the roosters next door let us. They clearly have no clue whatsoever when sunrise is.
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