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Being Lara Croft, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Being Lara Croft

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Our second day of temple exploration was undampened by the heavy rainfall which started during breakfast. Our driver, Mr Bon, took us to Ta Prohm as the first stop. Tiar had advised us to get up and go before breakfast, and it soon became clear why. The ...

Siem Reap - Tomb Raider 2, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Siem Reap - Tomb Raider 2

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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... $1 noodles at the roadside cafes, I can't believe that anyone can afford not to. Having said all that, if there's one place in Cambodia that deserves a good, lengthy visit, it's Siem Reap. Here's why ..... It's 4.45am, i'm out of bed and angry. These ...

Smiling Happy People, Kampong Cham, Cambodia travel blog

Smiling Happy People

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... said about many countries in the world that the people are one of the highlights of any visit but I'm going to say it again about Cambodia, the people are so nice. Almost everyone you meet has a smile on their face. In Kompong Cham we again hired bikes to ...

Fish Massage, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Fish Massage

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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Do not go to Siem Reap and not visit the Fish Massage pool at the night market. Guarenteed smiles on faces or your money back. I think they're called kissing gouranis, others say they're baby Piranhas (they might well be both). It tickles like ...

Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... singing and the peacefullness of it now seems very deserved and approapriate.  Before he leaves us our guide tells us that Cambodia is a matriachal society that places high value on the position of women. Subsequently it is the man who has to pay a ...

Day 71:  One Dollah, You Buy?, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Day 71: One Dollah, You Buy?

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... to the merchant, Cambodians hate Thais & Chinese and don't get along well with Vietnamese. Laos, Cambodia's equally impoverished, sparsely populated northern friend has similar feelings and has bonded with Cambodia over their mutual trouble with ...

Day 70, Pt.2:  The Pizza Company, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Day 70, Pt.2: The Pizza Company

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... to live in Hamburg?" - "Eh, it iz Hamburg. Vat is there to say..."  And so ended our first full day in Cambodia. By this point, having biked around a good chunk of the surprisingly green town center, and having been blown away by the temples, I ...

Cambodia's Dark Past, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Cambodia's Dark Past

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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For those who don't know the history: Between 1975 and 1979 Cambodia was ruled by an ultra communist group know as the Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot.  The four-year period saw the deaths of approximately 2 million Cambodians through the combined result ...

Day 70, Pt.1:  Camera Vs. Monsoon @ Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Day 70, Pt.1: Camera Vs. Monsoon @ Angkor Thom

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... 's indoor mall, tiny by our standards but a mall nonetheless and a symbol of the main wealth difference between Nepal & Cambodia. Unlike Nepal, there are visible signs of foreign investment here and big money floating around (whereas it was pretty ...

Phnom Penh - better than everyone says!, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh - better than everyone says!

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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... banned victims from crying when they were whipped. Lastly we visited the Royal Palace with the Silver Pagoda. It's hard to understand how Cambodia can be home to such decadence, when many live in relative poverty, but that's the way it is, the palace ...

Jungle Fever, Ratanakiri, Cambodia travel blog

Jungle Fever

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... the whole trip and Kevin ended up with a very attractive farmers tan! Ratanakiri National Park (Virachey) is the only place in Cambodia with any real ecotourism and responsible trekking.  We decided to experience that and do a 2 day 1 night trek in ...

End of Nam ...& a good start to an amazing country, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

End of Nam ...& a good start to an amazing country

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... some banter with the locals... the kids are fun to mess around with, its just a bloody lovely and amazing place..... i recommend Cambodia to everyone... and i formed that opinion after taking 10 steps from he bus.... i still have the same opinion 1 week ...

Moving on, O'Yadaw, Cambodia travel blog

Moving on

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... nbsp; In fact on the Vietnamese side there was no one in the hall except us, despite it being a huge building! Leaving Cambodia, i can say that I'm glad we extended our stay from the originally planned 10 days.  I loved Cambodia, mainly because the ...

Exploring Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Exploring Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Sua s'dai from Phnom Penh, Cambodia's vibrant capital. We hope to put some detail down to accompany the photos very soon.   All the best ...

The Best Laid Plans..., Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

The Best Laid Plans...

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... States. Land mines will more than likely claim many more tens of thousands of lives here before they are found and deactivated. Cambodia teams with land mine victims and their presence is felt everywhere. They are the very young and the very old and they ...

Deep fried spiders, Phnom Penh, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Deep fried spiders

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... roads were rather dusty and bumpy, but in reasonable repair, threading through the flat rural landscapes where most of Cambodia's population make a subsistance living. We drove past emaciated cattle, languid water buffalo, and wooden houses on tall stilts ...

Templed out, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Templed out

A travel blog entry by zee

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Boats are cool. Therefore fast boats must be uber-cool. This was our reasoning as we paid triple the bus fare to catch the fast boat to Siem Reap, home of the most beautiful and complex temple region in the world. The boat was uber-cool, and being able ...

Day in the life of a Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Day in the life of a Cambodia

A travel blog entry by charlietravels

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... classroom (and the doorway and windows) and distributed the gifts. We then toured a pagoda and learned of Buddhism in Cambodia. From here we harvested some rice which lead to the discovery that i was a cycle wielding natural. Considering this career ...

Into Cambodia... easier said than done!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Into Cambodia... easier said than done!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... drive to Siem Reap:  12 hours and the bumpiest ride of my life! Flat tire after about 50 kilometers into Cambodia:  Late· my bet was on going down after just 25 kilometers· Inability of 25 people to change the flat tire ...

Shake, Rattle and Roll, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Shake, Rattle and Roll

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... be an understatement. We were finally able to walk away, and walked in a stunned sort of silence across the border, into Cambodia. around 3:45 we boarded the minibus with about 20 other people. it certainly wasn't as crowded as it could've been, and ...

Town peppered with charm, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Town peppered with charm

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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We really liked Kampot.  It is a charming town on the Mekong River in the south of Cambodia.  We picked it over going to the nearby Kep, which is on the sea, and we didn't regret it.  The positioning is beautiful on the River with Bokor ...

City Views, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

City Views

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We made it to our next country Cambodia! Grabbed a taxi from the airport, which charged based on how many stops they make (surprising pricing method). Found a hotel right on the river and checked in, then went and found some dinner. We found the city to ...

Reading Time, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Reading Time

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... power of the French leading to the Vietnamese tightening their control over the Mekong Delta and hence restricting river access to Cambodia) and its beaches have made it popular as a tourist destination. According to the Royal Government of Cambodia, some ...

Cool little Kampot, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Cool little Kampot

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Here are some photos from our stay in pretty, peaceful ...

Angkor Wat??? Bar is a great place!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat??? Bar is a great place!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... ; It's very nice but the main section (the old market) is so commercial that it appears as though you're in Europe and not in Cambodia with no proper roads in any direction.  I walk around the market and snag a pair of shorts for $10 after the lady ...

Goodbye Cambodia ;(, Stung Treng, Cambodia travel blog

Goodbye Cambodia ;(

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... rest to the following site http://www.flickr.com/photos/discozo/sets/ ... if you want to take a gander you can :)  (there are around 400 pics of Cambodia) Love to all Tom x x x p.s A very merry christmas to all.... enjoy your xmas grub ...

Snooky Ville to Siem Reap - home of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Snooky Ville to Siem Reap - home of Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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6:30 am start, tuc tuc to bus station, bus to Phnom Penh change to bus to Siem Reap. 11 hours in total and a bus driver with a death wish! All in all a good day really. It was during the last leg of the bus journey that we encountered some interesting ...

Tomb Raiding in Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Tomb Raiding in Siem Reap

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Here are some photos from our time in Siem Reap and a few of the Angkorian complexes and temples - Angkor Thom and the Bayon, Preah Khan, Ta Prohm (the Tomb Raider temple) and of course the mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. ...

Easy Rider, Part II, Kep, Cambodia travel blog

Easy Rider, Part II

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... as negative suspension?) that we were in dire need of some wind in our face and some bugs in our teeth. Truly. Despite Cambodia's legendarily awful potholed dirt roads, this streth of highway was quite nicely paved all the way and took us through some ...

Border crossing Trat  - Koh kong, Koh Kong, Cambodia travel blog

Border crossing Trat - Koh kong

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... inflated ($15 for a 4 hour ride on a busboat not dissimilar to a garbage scow.) Some initial impressions of Cambodia-- 1. There does not seem to be any formal public transportation, only private motorcycles/boats/Toyota Camrys, all too willing to ...

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