today we took a boat from phnom phen to siem reap.
not only did it take them an hour to debug engine problems after leaving so that we could go faster than a crawl, but once we got going it sounded like the boat was going to vibrate to pieces. you either had to sit outside on top of the boat (where you could get rained on first and then sunburned later) or you could sit inside with earplugs. of course this still seemed better than 9 hours on a bus. (since cambodia supposedly has one of the worst road systems in all of asia.)