Tuk-tuk in Angkor. Cambodia, February 2011.
Tuk-tuk in Angkor. Cambodia, February 2011.

Tuk-tuk, lady?

  Cambodia and Thailand - February 2011

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For once, I do not travel alonebut with a friend. At two, the tuk-tuk is the most convenient way to get from one temple to another in Angkor and circulate around Siem Reap.

A tuk-tuk and two ladies

Tuk-tuks, there were none, or few, during my previous stays in 2001 and 2003 in Siem Reap. They are now found on every street corner, and it is impossible to take three steps without being shouted at by drivers looking for customers: "Tuk-tuk, ladies?"

Tuk-tuk in Angkor. Cambodia, February 2011.
Tuk-tuk in Angkor. Cambodia, February 2011.

We love it, call ourselves "lady". But we decline each time the proposal, since we have ours, of tuk-tuk driver. His name is Krey, he's the one who picked us up at the airport and wandered us for three days, among the temples of Angkor.

While visiting, he takes a nap.

Our tuk-tuk driver takes a nap while we visit the temples ... Cambodia, February 2011.

Practice the tuk-tuk!

Advantage of running in tuk-tuk, hair in the wind: it provides quick drying and natural refreshment to the lady who has been sweating profusely on the steep stairs of the famous Khmer "mountain temples", overheated by the Cambodian sun.

And then, it allows you to enjoy the landscape at moderate speed, to see all these small street scenes typical of life in Asia: hawkers pushing their carts, kids in uniforms coming home from school by bike, shops and boutiques coming alive along the road. There are also all these motorbikes overloaded with various goods that we pass, sometimes a team of cows or a load of monks in a van, all between two big VIP buses of tourists...

In tuk-tuk in Siem Reap! Cambodia, February 2011.
In tuk-tuk in Siem Reap! Cambodia, February 2011.

Siem Reap. Cambodia, February 2011.

In tuk-tuk around Siem Reap. Cambodia, February 2011.

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  Cambodia and Thailand - February 2011

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