Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... must of looked like she had eaten a cockroach as she nearly chokes causing quite a scene. Nutter. On arrival to Phnom Penh, the difference is huge. The capital city is very busy and the poverty even more palpable. After arriving at ...

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

Cambodia's Dark Past

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... combined result of political executions, starvation, and forced labour. Yesterday we visited the Tuol Sleng prison. Originally a high school in Phnom Penh the Khmer Rouge turned it into a prison known as S-21. Between 1975 and 1978 almost 20,000 people ...

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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... have covered it in carpet (bit of a let down). The palace grounds twinkle in the sunlight, there's gold everywhere. Phnom Penh sometimes gets badmouthed by fellow travellers but I think it's a top class place mixing history with nightlife (especially ...

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 ...

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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We had a full morning in Phnom Penh before we needed to catch our bus to Siem Reap. We wandered down to where the muddy brown waters of the Tonle Sap met the blue flow of the mighty Mekong. Boats journeyed up and down the rivers, and families ...

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 ...

Holiday in Cambodia., Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Holiday in Cambodia.

A travel blog entry by philthy

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Well, here we are in Cambodia. Phnom Penh. It's be a long, sobering day. To catch everyone up, after heading out from Bangkok to Siem Reap (translated: Siam destroyed) to see Angkor Wat, we found our way to Battambang to get our Vietnam Visas and ...

Fantastic Four hit the capital, Penh Cheth Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Fantastic Four hit the capital

A travel blog entry by jawad

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6 hour $4 bus 2x 30min stops on the way walk to riverside waiting and hassled found GH indian ...

That's Cambodia son., Phnom Pehn to the Lao border, Cambodia travel blog

That's Cambodia son.

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... the British (who trained and equipped the Khmer Rouge) and finally their own people. Yet, where is the hatred here? I didn't find Phnom Pehn to be the 'Heart of Darkness', that place must truly be found in the hearts of those who carry out atrocities and ...

Year Zero to 2005, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Year Zero to 2005

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... weeks prior to the fall of Saigon in 1975 a militant band of radical agrarian communists, the Khmer Rouge rolled into Phnom Penh emptying the city completely. The entire population was ripped from the capital -- hospital beds, schools, cafes, government ...

Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Cambodia

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... unrelenting and eventually even his mother couldn't convince him to look our way. Harsh but in the circumstances I thought it was fair. Anyway Phnom Penh. We cruised around the city for a day in a tuctuc - much safer than walking - and got to know what ...

Back to Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Back to Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by luolan

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Returned once again to Phnom Penh after a pleasant 4 hour bus ride that miraculously only took 4 hours. The horror stories I had heard about the road between the two cities seemed to be completely untrue. Mellisa asked many times before we left Siem Reap ...

Cambodia or bust, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Cambodia or bust

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... a country you have only been in for 4 days? We transferred from the boat to a minivan for the final haul to Phnom Penh. My first vivid memory of Cambodia is of a little girl, probably 5 years old or so, throwing a small rock at our car window. Things ...

Piss poor Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Piss poor Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by laurenandjack

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... to start attacking Vietnam and Vietnam retaliated around 1978. After Vietnam placed a new government in Phnom Penh, the U.S. placed a trade embargo on Cambodia having supported the Khmer Rouge as the official government. This made it even more ...

Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by suzukistorey

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Travelling to a country on Firday 13th were guns still get fired in the street didn't really strike me as a bright move on our part, you could say we were a little nervous. The fact that there was a sign outside a coffee shop asking that weapons be left ...

Our 1st Impressions of SE Asia and Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Our 1st Impressions of SE Asia and Cambodia

A travel blog entry by wanderers

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... at the hotel rooftop restaurant. Sun 29th June - Had breakfast in bed as a Sunday morning treat and book onto tomorrows bus to Phnom Penh. M trims L's hair to make up for the damage done (now have 1 inch fringe and elfin cut!). As you've probably ...

Day 73:  The Land of Contrasts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Day 73: The Land of Contrasts

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... ambitious and started running cross-border raids into Vietnam, who thanks to the US were not in a good mood and promptly invaded Cambodia, booting the genocidal bastards out of power. They continued to be a problem for the next few decades, carrying ...

Somber In The City, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Somber In The City

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... experience.  It seems like every single family in Cambodia lost at least one member to the genocide. Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, situated where the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers merge.  Since the city has no public transit system, we ...

The Killing Fields, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

The Killing Fields

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... how to play Shithead! Before long the sun was setting and a nice breeze was sweeping across the terrace and I thought how nice Phnom Penh really was. Wednesday 12th May Enough lazing about. We decided to go and see some of the darker sides of ...

A traumatic day, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

A traumatic day

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... at the same time unbeknown to each other and were killed there. Needless to say it was a very human way of illustrating Cambodia's recent history and was very upsetting. We then spent some time going around the museum which included hundreds of photos ...

The Beauty and the Beast, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

The Beauty and the Beast

A travel blog entry by chrisandlara

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... lot more about the plight the Khmer people have faced over the last few decades. From SR we made our way to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Like Siem Reap, it was very dirty and impoverished, yet much, much bigger. During our bus ride there ...

Back to the Capital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Back to the Capital

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... and never know yet there are just a few playing such important roles in our lives. Compared to the rest of Cambodia, those huge, bright streets in Phnom Penh are beautiful. I can barely smell the bloody slougheer of 30 years ago, when the city was ...

Day 72:  Night in the Heart of Darkness, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Day 72: Night in the Heart of Darkness

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... 'wanted to go to Battambang (Jeff didn't to begin with), we decided to forgo it all together and go straight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia's only real city. Thus, the day started out with a late-morning hop around the Siem Reap market area, popping our heads ...

Cambodia: the good, the bad, and the ugly, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Cambodia: the good, the bad, and the ugly

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... put into jail to be interrogated and tortured and then eventually executed, with the bodies dumped into mass graves. In Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, we went to visit the largest prison during that time, called 'S21' or Security Office 21. It ...

Day 76, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Day 76

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... paid David to drive me around all day though, so he took me to the North part of town to look at a temple on the only hill in Phnom Penh. Afterward I got him to take me to the Grand Palace where I let him go home since I was going to be a few hours in the ...

Pressing on to Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Pressing on to Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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(Dave here) Took a morning bus (9am) which went to the Bavet border (Cambodia) and carried on to Phnom Penh. We picked up visas at the border (30 days - $20) and arrived here around 5pm. We took a TukTuk straight to the lake area (Boeng Kak) and are ...

On The Road Again, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

On The Road Again

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... visit distant relatives or go on vacation, Cambodians need papers signed by the government to avoid being jailed.  Also, the Phnom Penh Post tells tales of 'development' wiping out homes and relocating families.  One young HIV-positive girl was ...

A Cambodian BBQ for two, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

A Cambodian BBQ for two

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... most important temple.  The temple itself is on the top of a small hill (on a roundabout), the highest point in Phnom Penh, yet the whole area was teeming with both locals and tourists, some posing for photographs and others selling beautiful ...

Stroll around Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Stroll around Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by dane

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... dead" and exuberance "alive."  It's strange because the issues of life and death are inescapable when exploring the city.  Phnom Penh was emptied after the Khmer Rouge take over in 1975.  The entire population of almost 1 1/2 million people ...

48 hours in PP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

48 hours in PP

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... other - one plucked the other not and other crazy sights. Our noodles contained some kind of intestine (a bit squidgy but not bad). Phnom Pen is a lovely city (we should know we walked most of it!) but it was time to explore the countryside. * Sorry ...

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