What are you doing for Water Festival?

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What are you doing for Water Festival?

Post by Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:19 pm

I am going with the Missus to Sihanoukville for a night before taking off to Koh Rong for 3 nights. First time to any of the islands and I am excited for Koh Rong.

So what are you all doing? :beer3:
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Re: What are you doing for Water Festival?

Post by LTO » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:23 pm

I'm going to go to the Water Festival, take some photos, eat some popcorn, maybe try to get a seat with a view in an upstairs balcony bar for the light boat parade.
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Re: What are you doing for Water Festival?

Post by Joker Poker » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:45 pm

Sir_Quality_U_Feel wrote:I am going with the Missus to Sihanoukville for a night before taking off to Koh Rong for 3 nights. First time to any of the islands and I am excited for Koh Rong.

So what are you all doing? :beer3:
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Re: What are you doing for Water Festival?

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:24 pm

My guesthouse in Siem Reap's about a minute walk from the central river action so I'm going to join in the festivities. It's been fun watching the boats practice in the afternoon these last couple of days as I walk into town and even that is drawing quite large numbers of spectators.
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Re: What are you doing for Water Festival?

Post by flying chicken » Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:32 pm

Very few boats in the city at the moment. In less than a few days time, you will people parading their boats from other districts -- thats when the party begin. My suggestion is to mingle with the locals to get the best out of this experience.
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Re: What are you doing for Water Festival?

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:08 pm

flying chicken wrote:Very few boats in the city at the moment. In less than a few days time, you will people parading their boats from other districts -- thats when the party begin. My suggestion is to mingle with the locals to get the best out of this experience.
Cheers, thanks for the advice Chicken.
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Re: What are you doing for Water Festival?

Post by Mrs Stroppy » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:24 pm

Boring as it might sound, we're planning a couple of quiet days at home with the new addition to the family, crowds are not really our thing.Image
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Re: What are you doing for Water Festival?

Post by Username Taken » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:31 pm

Mrs Stroppy wrote:. . . crowds are not really our thing.
If you've never experienced a Water Festival, then you'll see more on TV than you would if you actually went down to the riverside. Home is a good place to watch the Water Festival. (All Khmer stations will cover it).
On TV you'll also see why staying at home was a good choice.

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Re: What are you doing for Water Festival?

Post by AndyKK » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:28 pm

Was asked by a few Khmer friends to join them, to the Thai night market at Hat Lek last night. It was very busy at the Cambodian border.
Khmer are allowed to walk over the border into Thailand, open border of sorts for the event. Not for me! I was stopped by Thai immigration. One of the girls even offered to pay the police to let me pass, but it didn't work for the barang. Two of the girls cried, it was a little funny, but immigration was not having any of it. So I went back for a few beers.
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