So we left Koh Pha Ngan in a big blow out and over night buses to Bangkok for one last day and night on the Koh San Road. Everyone spent the day doing a bit of shopping and we treated ourselves to some excellent cake! It was much deserved after all the travel and it's amazing how much a good bit of cake lifts the spirits.
A unanimous groan erupted as we then got on another bus this time to Cambodia but with the promise of fresh new adventure it wasn't so bad. Our border crossing went smoothly and within no time we were waiting for our connecting bus to Siem Reap.
But wait! Oh no with 13 people it seems nothing is ever simple and the closest thing to real life Cluedo I've ever experienced in my life was about to happen.
As we finally boarded the bus we found ourselves to be missing an iPad! Volunteer Danielle had been a bit silly and left her iPad out on the bench whilst she went elsewhere in the bus terminal. Not the best idea but it was a very quiet terminal.
Thinking to get a police number to claim back on insurance we informed a terminal police officer... organised chaos ensued! It seemed every worked from the terminal practically came out of hiding to help in the case of the missing iPad. CCTV was watched with intensity until... Wait! Was that the cleaner stuffing something into her rubbish bag?! Yes!
It was the cleaning lady! She was called out to return the pad which she did with indifference and then a merry photo shoot of Steph and Danielle with the police offers who were all very happy with themselves as well followed before we all got back on the bus and headed out to Siem Reap!
A strange, amusing and endearing start... Cambodia we already love you!
By Maria Sowter, Trailer Leader
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