Today I visited one of the 170 floating villages on Tonle Sap lake near to Siem Reap. In a climate with distinct dry and wet seasons, the size of the lake changes from around 3,000 to 16,000 square km, hence the need for floating homes.
It’s spring time here (which is a bit like the British summer, but with less rain). At the weekend the parks are full of joggers, rollerskaters and cyclists. And the odd peddle-boat.
I just can´t get enough of this place.
This morning I got up at 3:30am (is that even morning?) and hiked up the ´Indian Nose´ trail in the dark. We were rewarded with an absolutely spectacular sunrise over the lake.
Today a group of us kayacked across Lake Atitlan from the village of San Pedro to San Marcos; it took about an hour each way. In the village of San Marcos we found a traditional Mayan sauna, although unfortunately it wasn´t going to be heated until the evening.
Today I travelled, on another vomit-inducing bus ride, to the beautiful Lake Atitlan. I arrived in pouring rain in the dark but luckily managed to find my Austrian friend, Christina (from Lanquin and Semac Champey).