One day you’re hot, and the next day you’re not.


We spent our last morning in Cambodia cruising to the Tonle Sap Lake. During the dry season, the tributaries leading to the lake drop to a depth between 3 and 5 feet, but during the rainy season, the area floods, with the water level rising to between 24 and 30 feet, which explains why the houses are on stilts.

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The children were all very cute and friendly, waving from the banks.
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These tykes were too close to the river for MY comfort level.
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It was slow going, getting to the lake, because we were quite a bit larger than the average Cambodian (an understatement), weighing the boat down in the already shallow passageway. That gave us plenty of time to take in the sights.

A fish farm

A fish farm


The bathroom

The bathroom


As usual, our excellent guide took good care of us, bringing along more snacks than we could eat. I’ve developed a very strong attachment to mangosteens, which are rightfully known as “the queen of fruits”.
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Tonle Sap Lake was quite beautiful. I particularly liked the floating restaurants.
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On the way back, Man tossed fruit and snacks to the kids. This little boy was delighted with his catch.
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Time to move — to another country and another climate. North Vietnam is quite a bit cooler than the other three countries we visited, as you might guess from our wardrobe.

"Well, east coast girls are hip, I really dig those styles they wear". -- the Beach Boys

“Well, east coast girls are hip, I really dig those styles they wear”. — the Beach Boys


And now a preview of coming attractions…tune in again for the Hanoi version of “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride”.

2 thoughts on “One day you’re hot, and the next day you’re not.

  1. EXTRA POINTS HERMANA PREFERIDA????

    Beach Boys California Girls Lyrics
    I really dig those styles they wear
    And the southern girls with the way they talk
    They knock me out when Im down there

    The mid-west farmers daughters really make you feel alright
    And the northern girls with the way they kiss
    They keep their boyfriends warm at night

    I wish they all could be california
    I wish they all could be california
    I wish they all could be california girls

    The west coast has the sunshine
    And the girls all get so tanned
    I dig a french bikini on hawaii island
    Dolls by a palm tree in the sand

    I been all around this great big world
    And I seen all kinds of girls
    Yeah, but I couldnt wait to get back in the states
    Back to the cutest girls in the world

    I wish they all could be california
    I wish they all could be california
    I wish they all could be california girls

    I wish they all could be california
    (girls, girls, girls yeah I dig the)
    I wish they all could be california
    (girls, girls, girls yeah I dig the)
    I wish they all could be california
    (girls, girls, girls yeah I dig the)
    I wish they all could be california
    (girls, girls, girls yeah I dig the)

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