Ok, I need to think back a bit, but I can't move on without telling you about the last week of my trip in Cambodia.
After finding back my passport, eager to move on, I took the bus the very next morning to Kratie, where I would stop over on my way up North. People had told me Kratie had not much to offer, but when I arrived i was pleasantly surprised. I arrived in the late afternoon, just in time to take a moto out to the boats to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphins swim in the Mekong river. It was beautiful seeing the sun set over the river, and hearing the dolphins pop up now and then close to the boat. I didn't really get a good picture of them, but did manage to get (yet another) beautiful sunset foto.
I had heard about Tree Top Eco Lodge from an Australian bar-owner in Kratie, where a moto-taxi took me as soon as I arrived. The sun had already set, so I couldn't really see all the details yet, but the wooden staircase to my wooden bungalow (for only 3 dollars a night) looked promising. I met up and shared a room with Rachel, who I had met in Phnom Penh. She was playing cards with 2 guys, Nathan and Patrick, with who we soon decided to do a 3 day trek through the national park.