The recent floods in my home town of Brisbane reminded me of an earlier experience in Cambodia when I attempted to get back to Thailand from Siem Reap in Cambodia, towards the end of the monsoon in October 2006.
The experience was quite different. I'd hired a taxi to take me to the Thai border. When we encountered the first signs of severe flooding on the road, I thought, "That's it! We'll have to retrun to Siem Reap, and I'll have to wait a few days for the flooding to subside."
Not that I minded of course. I had no objection to being stranded at Angkor Wat for a few days.
What really amazed me was that these Cambodians are not at all deterred by a bit of flooding. Where there's a will there's a way, as you can see from the following photos.
The last of the three shots is of the tractor towing the taxi I'd hired, with me inside, taking shots through the taxi's windscreen, with my feet in 6" of water inside the cab.
Of course I tipped the driver handsomely at the end of the journey.