Travel Blogs from Poipet, Cambodia

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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 ...

*Day 69:  Escape From Poipet, Poipet, Cambodia travel blog

*Day 69: Escape From Poipet

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... office though, we rounded a corner and came upon a slightly derelict concrete arc d'triumph like structure with "KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA" emblazoned across. Atop the arc was a gothic replica of Angkor Wat that only made it look that much more ominous. We ...

Northern Cambodia - Kratie, Ban Lung & Laos border, Kratie, Cambodia travel blog

Northern Cambodia - Kratie, Ban Lung & Laos border

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... We met a guy called Simon on the bus who was travelling alone, so we joined forces to go for dinner - yummy Lok Lak, a traditional Cambodia dish made from beef and gravy, served with rice... yes, I have been eating the odd bit of meat again, as vegetarian ...

Quick trip to Cambodia (Visa run), Poipet, Cambodia travel blog

Quick trip to Cambodia (Visa run)

A travel blog entry by paul

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... long line - go through Thai emigration - pay my fine. Walk across the border to Cambodian immigration. Short line and into Cambodia. Hmmm, a very dirty town with lots of beggars and not much to see. People were mainly friendly though. Amongst all ...

The Ancient City, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

The Ancient City

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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... a city where I had chosen to teach English.  However, after seeing the 200 to 300 families arriving every day from all over Cambodia and lining up in front of the Children's Dengue Treatment Hospital, it was clear to me that we could not stay.  ...

Saying goodbye to cambodia - boo!, Ban Lung, Cambodia travel blog

Saying goodbye to cambodia - boo!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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So we got into an overcrowded minibus and headed to Ban Lung in the province of Rattanikiri in NE Cambodia. The last three hours of the journey was a dusty, bumpy road that the local girl sat next to us was amazed at - it had been improved since she had ...

Farewell to Cambodia Through its Armpit, Poipet, Cambodia travel blog

Farewell to Cambodia Through its Armpit

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... town confirmed that this place is a sleazy dump and the best plan for tonight is the hotel restaurant and TV in the room.  We cross into Thailand tomorrow morning with great memories of Cambodia. Miles cycled: 71 super speedy miles (home by ...

Cunning Cambodians and Ridiculous Roads, Poipet, Cambodia travel blog

Cunning Cambodians and Ridiculous Roads

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... the guesthouse we wanted to stay at in Siem Riep. However, we knew there was a taxi mafia that ruled in the Cambodia border town of Poipet, and that they would try to get much more from you than even this high price, and could be quite aggressive about ...

Entering Cambodia!, Poipet, Cambodia travel blog

Entering Cambodia!

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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How in the hell do I get myself to see Angkor Wat?  Crossing the overland border from Thailand into Cambodia has become an infamous undertaking.  A Google search results pages and pages of info to warn tourists that this is not for the ...

Truths Self Evident, Leaving Poipet, Cambodia travel blog

Truths Self Evident

A travel blog entry by jr_riel

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... 30? We hold these truths to be self-evident, but we do so on cushy beds and full platters. Driving through rural Cambodia, we passed villages, farmlands and people scraping out a living on mine rich fields, most traveling by foot along dusty roads, or ...

Thelma and Louise, Poipet, Cambodia travel blog

Thelma and Louise

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Bye Cambodia! Road back to Bangkok, Poipet, Cambodia travel blog

Bye Cambodia! Road back to Bangkok

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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The photos speak for themselves, this trip was really not different at all from the trip into Cambodia.  Except I knew what to expect this time.  I hired a taxi from my hotel which got me to the border (6hours $15 US), and there I found a guy at ...

Boating on TonleSap or Oh Crap, We're Going to Die, Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia travel blog

Boating on TonleSap or Oh Crap, We're Going to Die

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... nbsp; After the wonders but in your face tourism of Siem Riep, it seemed just the thing for a taste of lesser travelled Cambodia. Two options presented themselves for the journey to Battambang.  The first was a bus trip along the rock and roll ...

Full circle, Poipet, Cambodia travel blog

Full circle

A travel blog entry by will

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... pulling hugely overpacked carts across the bridge. These are scenes I wouldn't witness again for a while. Poipet certainly isn't the most attractive town in Cambodia. In fact, it probably rates as the least attractive; a dirty, stinking cesspool of ...

Poipet Border crossing!, Poipet, Cambodia travel blog

Poipet Border crossing!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... that we'd bought our ticket all the way through to Bangkok was a piece of yellow tape! Hmmmm...reassuring but it was all fine! Poipet is full of casinos and its where all the rich Thai folks come to gamble there money away!!! We met a great guy called ...

They call him flipper!!!, Kratie, Cambodia travel blog

They call him flipper!!!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... ) Irawaddy fresh water dolphins so we decided to jump on a bus and head north to have a look for ourselves! One thing about Cambodia is that there seems to be alot more rubbish on the streets than anywhere else we've been - Kratie was no exception! We had ...

Kratie, Kratie, Cambodia travel blog

Kratie

A travel blog entry by cjsceats

A great couple of days in this nice little town on the banks of the Mekong. We visited the nearby island for a slice of rural Cambodian life, played volleyball with the kids, chatted about the UK with some local monks and tried out some strange ...

18 people, one pickup: the ride of a lifetime, Siam Reap, Cambodia travel blog

18 people, one pickup: the ride of a lifetime

A travel blog entry by carleenrenee

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... around in the heat waiting for our visas and then waiting in line to exit Thailand, then waiting in line to get stamped into Cambodia. It was ridiculously hot and miserable. Then we officially got into Cambodia and the real fun began... We first were ...

Why are border crossings full of scammers?, Koh Kong, Cambodia travel blog

Why are border crossings full of scammers?

A travel blog entry by amandaseims

... a wander around the streets and could instantly see how poor the country is - Thailand had it's fair share of rubbish but Cambodia is more of a dumping ground with waste everywhere and everyone looks poor in shabby clothes.  Even though we felt that ...

3 Cemeteries and a Funeral at Anchor Wat Cambodia, Anchor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

3 Cemeteries and a Funeral at Anchor Wat Cambodia

A travel blog entry by jackies-world

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Seemed that every Buddhist Temple had shrines that held peoples ashes . .  the more important or wealthy the individual the larger the shrine.     This is the Veterans ...

A  Cambodian Trip,or was it a Tuk?, Poipet, Cambodia travel blog

A Cambodian Trip,or was it a Tuk?

A travel blog entry by kidpix

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25 mattina partenza alle 4:45 dall'albergo a Bangkok per prendere il diretto (ahah bella battuta) delle 5:55 per Aranyapathet-Poipet. Prezzo 48 Bath circa un eruo per 7 ore di bonta'con scarafaggi grossi una spanna. Bello vedere la cittá/slum svegliarsi ...

hottest day so far..., Cambodia, Cambodia travel blog

hottest day so far...

A travel blog entry by jenwoody

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... I feel completely horrible and guilty but don’t really have a choice. Ooh yum what better way to cool off after a hot sunny day in Cambodia than with an ice cold can of coke… and a red HOT chicken curry!!! :) I’m now planning my day for ...

The journey begins., PoiPet, Cambodia travel blog

The journey begins.

A travel blog entry by tis

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... of Aranyaprathet. The town was lit up from all the markets late in the evening and the monstrosity of the Casino's in Poi Pet, Cambodia a stones throw from the markets. We arrived in Poi Pet, Cambodia in at 6:20pm local time. Our bus ride from Bangkok ...

Laos,Cambodia y Vietnam, Cambodia, Cambodia travel blog

Laos,Cambodia y Vietnam

A travel blog entry by luisa.arango

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... aqui estuve con Eglantine y con Rupert (los de la foto.jeje), un par de personas muy interesantes y muy queridas, y De Cambodia regrese a la bella Tailandia pero esa ya es otra historia. Les mando un abrazo, siento como siempre saltarme historias pero ...

Makes you think how lucky we are...., Choeung Ek, Cambodia travel blog

Makes you think how lucky we are....

A travel blog entry by traceywilson

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Visited The Killing Fields today and it is a very sobering experience, no counting for me today just let the tears flow! This is the place where the victims of nearly 9000 people (men, women and children) of the Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge were ...

Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by jamesburford

... Penh.  Pnom Penh is also a very relaxed city, especially when you consider that it is the capital city of Cambodia, I was expecting another hectic experience but was pleasantly surprised to find the same chilled out atmosphere in the city.  The ...

Off the beaten path, Sambor Prei Kuk, Cambodia travel blog

Off the beaten path

A travel blog entry by tom_s

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... for breakfast, water buffalos (who decided to have fun on the road - these thrillseeking daredevils!), plenty of CPP (Cambodia Peoples Party) signs like absolutely everywhere in Cambodia and obviously countless chicken and pigs. And many ...

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, Santuk, Cambodia travel blog

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by msafiti

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... in Phnom Penh by Chan who is a tuk-tuk driver and family friend. My aunt and uncle pay for his oldest son's education, because school is considered a privilege in Cambodia and not a right like it is in Australia. We hope to visit the school on ...

Elephants and more waterfalls, Sen monoram, Cambodia travel blog

Elephants and more waterfalls

A travel blog entry by amandaseims

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Friday we got up early to get our breakfast as ordered the night before - the owner was up so we sat back and waited....and waited.....and waited. Eventually we mentioned it to his wife and she looked quite angry at her husband and we explained that we ...

It's Gettin' Dark, Too Dark for me to See, Pnhom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

It's Gettin' Dark, Too Dark for me to See

A travel blog entry by coigreach

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... on the city and the farmlands by American forces.  It was never clear why the Americans felt the need to attack Cambodia and the knowledgable tour guide didn't really have an answer.  Anyway, after the celebrating, Pol Pott kicked everyone out ...

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