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Crossing from Cambodia to Laos

Oh Don Dhet

sunny 34 °C

We spent a couple of days in Kratie close to the northern Cambodia border.
The sunsets there are some of the most beautiful we have seen.

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The town itself is very quiet,
everybody you meet wants to take you to see the Irrawaddy Dolphins.
They are very rare and apparently very shy so you won't see much of them??

We decided to head to Laos a day early so we booked a package trip across the border to Don Dhet (3rd Dec).
The crossing itself was uneventful apart from being held hostage at a crappy "restaurant" in Stung Treng (near Camb border) for FOUR HOURS.
We are sure that it was so we would but their food and change our money there (for a pathetic exchange rate).
No we are not just being paranoid - everyone on the trip agreed!

Once we paid our bribes and crossed the border the trip to Don Dhet was really chilled and really beautiful.
Aside from when the mini bus driver ran over a chickens head (yuk) (He didn't even stop).

It took a short boat ride to the actual island, which is in the four thousand islands.
Then there we were for the most chilled out few days of our lives.
We even lost a night (6 not 5)!!!

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Posted by GavandJen 02:19 Tagged backpacking

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