How I Escaped Human Traffickers at The Cambodian / Thai Border - Part 4
Chased by the motorbike gang in Poipet
This is the fourth and last part of my story, if you have missed the other first three parts, you can check out the
first part here,
the second part here,
and the third part here.
The moment I jumped on that motorbike taxi, all of a sudden three more motorbikes rocked up on each side of mine. So I was surrounded by six motorbikes.
We are driving through the darkness of the streets of Poipet. All I am doing is pray. Pray to god that this has an end. WTF is going on?
I keep telling the driver I need to go to the bus station. He keeps on insisting to sell me a tourist taxi for $50.
Right, those guys they just wanted to sell an over prices tourist taxi to get to Siem Reap (Cambodia), (instead of bringing me to the bus station where I can get the $5 bus). Keep in mind I am a broke backpacker at the time.
That’s cool then. We are arguing about money. Money which I didn’t have a the time to spend on a taxi.
The driver stops at the side of the road (and so does everyone else) near the shops where people are lining up buy bus tickets. I joined the queue.
It’s my turn. I am the only white person. The seller kindly keeps ignoring me and pretends I am not there.
After 10 minutes, selling tickets to everyone else right in front of my eyes, he tells me: “No more tickets left!”.. And keeps selling the tickets to the locals.
The motorbike driver comes along and tries to sell me that taxi again… I tell him to bring me to the bus station again.
We leave, and so do the other six motorbike drivers.
We reach the bus station. Finally. I can’t believe it, I am at the bus station!
Photo credit of the bus picture goes to Angkorroad
The sun is up. I am happy. I pay the driver. He doesn’t leave. And so don’t the other six drivers.
There are four buses parked at the station. In front of every bus is a table and a chair. On those chairs there are the bus drivers sitting, selling bus tickets.
I walk up to table number one. “Sorry, no tickets.” I look at the driver, he looks at the motorbike gang right behind me.
They are talking in their local language, which I don’t understand. They are laughing.
I walk up to table 2, 3 and 4. Same story at each table.
Right. Fuck it. I am going to leave this situation, starting to feel stressed again that the boss comes around the corner to get me.
After all I am about 15 minutes away from the place where I have just escaped from.
I enter a cafe opposite the bus station to use the toilet.
Finally the motorbike gang leaves.
Bus driver number one comes up to me, smiles and asks me: “Hey do you want a bus ticket to Siem Reap? It’s only $5!”
Angry and happy at the same time, wanting to kill and cuddle this man I get the ticket, sat in the bus in the rear raw, sank into the seat so nobody could see me from outside.
I feel stressed, anxious and dumb.
Four hours later the bus starts moving, I am on my way to Cambodia.
Trust me, this was only one craziest story I have experienced during my travels, but by far the most intense one as well.
This incident (amongst a few others) has inspired me to create a programme for solo travelling females.
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Me beating up my instructor
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