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Published: November 2nd 2008
This one isn't in your guide book.
Strolling though the night market of Siam Reap, passing over the bangles and t-shirts that are the same in every market in asia, and the smokey barbeque stands, I spot a sign.
This cinema is only a small building, a room squashed in the corner with a straw booth outside and a woman holding a list of the shows.
Hourly showings of ''the Horrors of Pol-Pot'' are the main screenings, but at 6pm - in half an hours time there is the once - a - day showing of ''On the Trail of the Snake Hunters'' .... IN 3D!!! 3D no less!!
Now i'm a sucker for a 3D film, especially one that are shown in a straw hut out the back of a dusty market place. This is the real Cambodian IMAX experience, right here.
I bought a 3dollar ticket and grabbed a beer for the show and took the seat right at the front. Although there was no-one queueing for this show, i didnt want my 3d experience ruined by a sudden rush of thrill seekers.
I won't ruin the content or the quality of
Like Dicaprio in The Beach, I ate Snake and then headed off to Phi Phi Island.... only I did it in a posh restaurant and then flew in, arriving on the ferry in time for sundown cocktails.
Sometimes Flashpacking is so much cooler.
the film - i will leave that for your own critical brain to work out. Although I did wear a pair of 3d-specs and saw the sights and wonders of the snake trade in cambodia - trapping and hunting them, their deadly strength and evil eyes!
This home-made documentary was a shabby, unslick, non-disney affair, although at the end I did feel as I had seen and experienced a side of this country I had not seen without the film. I fancied tasting a bit of barbequed snake too...
As i left (an audience of one person) the woman handed me a t-shirt.
''3D Snake Hunters Film.'' ''Siam Reap, Cambodia'' was printed across it.
I had a genuine, non-generic souvenir t-shirt. Of a 3D snake hunting film, no less. been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
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