Battambang29 avr. 2015
Today, we left Krakor in a crowded mini van, packed with locals (25 people for 16 seats, including the driver), where we had to share one seat! Fortunately, it took only 2 hours to drive the 140 km to Battambang.
Once there, we had lunch and spent the afternoon in our room having a rest and relaxing.
We got out around 6:00 pm and walked in the streets, saw the market, had dinner and went back to the hotel.
Cambodia is amongst the 20 most corrupt countries in the world. This is the consequence of a lot of bad thing such as having one of the highest rate of deforestation in the world. Indeed, Cambodia's primary forest cover fell from over 70% in 1969 to just 3.1% in 2007. In total, Cambodia lost 25,000 square kilometres of forest between 1990 and 2005, 3,340 km2 of which was primary forest. Since 2007, less than 3,220 km2 of primary forest remain with the result that the future sustainability of the forest reserves of Cambodia is under severe threat, with illegal loggers (coming from Vietnam and Thailand) looking to generate revenue.
You can check the video we shot yesterday at Kompong Luong.