*** NEWSFLASH *** Trip has been extended!! I haven’t picked exact dates yet but the insurance is extended for a month anyway. I’ve got a flight on Sunday from here to Vientiane in Laos, then will probably gradually make my way through Laos and across the border to northern Thailand and then eventually back to Bangkok.
Meanwhile I’ve moved to a very nice hotel here in Siem Reap, called the Red Piano although my room is themed in bright green (maybe it’s a language problem?). I’ve also acquired a full suspension mountain bike and took that late afternoon to the temples just to suss them out, I’ll start the real touring tomorrow, you can only get a 1,3 or 5 day pass so I’ll take the 3 day starting tomorrow.
The clinic next door to here has a big sign outside saying “Examination of stools, urine, pus and other discharges undertaken” or something like that. Let’s hope I don’t end up in there. Instead I’m off to dinner in a minute with a few English lads I met earlier, there’s quite a happening bunch of bars in a street just here and I think we may have to try them all… After that maybe I’ll need the clinic!