Roger did get his map for $2 and I bought some of the baggy pants ($4) hoping to use for yoga but they have weird cut and won't stretch when you bend. The way the kids are used to sell stuff to tourists is pathetic. It is too bad school is only half day, that leaves way too much free time. They do learn some English and other languages. The rest of afternoon was spent trying to rest in our very hot room. For dinner we took a Tuk-Tuk to the Crystal Angkor and saw a puppet show. There, like every where else, was way too much food. We took a couple of beers to our room.
March 7 Sat - Since we would be flying later, we got a late start for lunch at Neary Khmer and went to Tonle Sap Lake for a cruise. The boats there are like the traffic on land. You just point and go. Quite a large community lives directly on the water. Raw sewage and all other garbage is dumped into the lake. They use the water for drinking, fishing, playing, preparing food, and bathing. Kids have their own boats for going to school. There is also a school boat to replace the bus. They do Aqua farming to include crocodiles.
There is a lot of new construction for western style communities complete with gates and golf courses. Sam stopped at a lotus farm and the little girls picked one for me.
Hoa Pham called to see how we were doing and set up a driver to pick us up at the airport. That worked out well and she didn't charge me. We arrived on time but took 20 minutes to get our luggage. It was cool and rainy. Got to Ha Noi Legacy Hotel about 9 p/m/. It is a nice place but our window looked out to an enclosed space to another window.