OK, this is my last entry on our Siem Reap trip, which is about our last day in the Kingdom of Wonders (Don't Wonder Why).
Let me just introduce first Miss Betty, whom I mentioned in the previous post. Miss Betty is a Phnom Penh-based Pinoy working in Cambodge's premiere fahion and lifestyle magazine. He's a stylist, artistic director, and writer of F and his blog is called Betty in Me.
In fairview, I'm happy Fuchsiaboy found a good replacement for me. Afterall, Betty has a 24-inch waistline. I mean, what could be better, aber?
So anyway, on our fourth day in Siem Reap we headed to the the West Barai (tama ba ako, Don?). Barais are man-made reservoirs that served the irrigation needs of ancient Cambodge's rice-growing industry. The West Barai is one humongous engineering achievement. It's pretty much a lake in size but it's ALL man-made. At the center of the reservoir is a small island on which a temple sits.
On our way to the barai, we saw numerous pick-up trucks overflowing with people, mostly kids in colorful outfits. It turned out that they were on their way to the barai as well. You see, the barai now serves as a beach and because it was the Khmer New Year, families were heading to it in hordes.
Give me a rickety boat and I'd werq it! (Photos are courtesy of Miss Betty.)