We did it. We have crossed over. A plateauing of the learning curve perhaps, a changing from second gear to third. Maybe a small degree of mastery. A few lessons lessons learned, whatever you want to call it. We’ve had a good day.
We survived a 5:30 am start. A five hour third class train trip. Then we dodged both the Thai/Cambodia border scams. The normal one, with the fake visa office asking $30 and strangely friendly guard and gang of complicit tuk tuk drivers. And the other one, especially reserved for families where they try to charge for children’s visas, which are officially free. When you insist on not paying for free visas, they say ‘come on, just $5, you help me, I help you.’ In other words ‘Welcome to Cambodia, we are not ashamed to scam you.’