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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Kampong Cham, Cambodia

 This is my 3rd week not smoking. I'm taking a great drug called Chantix which suppresses the urge to smoke and gives you very interesting and bizarre dreams.

I really like this entertaining side effect. This morning, as I was walking in the village, a big white dog kept snapping at my ankles if I wandered too close to the hut it was protecting.

I met a man who said his name was Jim Donnelly and he asked me to go with him deeper into the jungle.

We saw giant tree roots growing in an ancient temple and vampire bats and strange fruit everywhere.

A wall of the temple disolved before my eyes into anguished spirits who circled us chanting strange Buddhist mantras.

I found a skeleton wearing a tatttered flight suit near the temple. His dogtags said James A Donnelly.

Then we woke up and went to visit  Chong Koh Island,

Lots of mosques here, but more Buddhist temples.

The people are thinning out as we move upriver. This is a kapok tree plantation. The trees are used to make fabric and incense.

Sunrise at Phnom Pehn, where the day began.

In the background here you man make out a bamboo bridge which stretches a half mile over the Mekong. This is near Kampong Cham where we dock to spend the night.

1 comment:

  1. what is the name of that "medicine" you are taking:)...the temples are gorgeous...sil