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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 ...

"And the Saturday, Sunday"

A travel blog entry by nanders

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Today we had plans to head to the temples again, with the driver who also works at Grace House. Our first stop was Bakheng, which is at the top of a hill. It was rather nice climbing up there, and so wonderfully quiet (read: we were basically the only ...

Battambang and Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Battambang and Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by anna_and_steve

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Our next stops on our Cambodian adventure were Battambang and Phnom Penh.  Both completely different - Battambang is a big city with a laid back feel, little tourism and lots to do in the countryside. Whereas Phnom Penh is a huge crazy Asian city ...

The final week begins... :'(, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

The final week begins... :'(

A travel blog entry by nanders

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This will be for Monday - Thursday, since Friday needs its own entry as it was such a full day and our last day at Grace House.  Monday I was sick. as. can. be. And by that I mean I ate something tainted. It wasn't a two-day hangover, or the ...

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 ...

Riding The Rails, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Riding The Rails

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... Each 'bamboo train', known in Khmer as a norry (nori), is rumoured to have the capacity for up to 15 people (I'm assuming they mean Cambodia sized people as the four of us were cozy on ours) or up to three tonnes of rice- crank it up and ...

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 ...

Cambodia - Overview, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Cambodia - Overview

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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As with Vietnam, the current generation of Cambodia is haunted by the country's recent history. Our day in Phnom Penh, facing up to the horrors of the Pol Pot regime, was frighteningly difficult to comprehend. The nation has had to move forward and it had ...

Phluk and Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Phluk and Temple

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... in the first place they should never have served this. For a place of this stature and allure this was unacceptable, even in a country like Cambodia. We did not let it ruin our day and the second try of the Chef was better. But when we were almost done ...

Back to Hong Kong, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Back to Hong Kong

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Today we have to leave this wonderful country as Chinese new year demands our presence back in Hong Kong, or actually in Taiwan, as the whole family will go there to celebrate the new lunar year. But not before we take a last spin around the town of Siem ...

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 ...

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by cleff

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... it's all true. I suppose the Western world should shoulder some of the blame- given we did encourage a civil war in Cambodia a few decades ago - and I'm happy to report that we certainly did our part to contribute to the Cambodian economy to help rectify ...

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 ...

Beachin' it, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Beachin' it

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... awhile. I popped a couple of anti-diarrhea tablets and we took off on the bus to Sihanoukville on the south coast of Cambodia. After all our purchases in Vietnam (clothes and souvenirs) we are loaded down with two extra bags and wouldn't mind staying ...

Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Battambang

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Arrived in Battambang with the view to get the pictureque boat to Siem Reap. On first sight of the river this seemed quite an unlikely option. There were people walking, ankle deep straight up the middle. Of course, it was still going ahead "yes, ...

Floating Village, Kâmpóng Chhnăng, Cambodia travel blog

Floating Village

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... important. It has also been through horrific recent wars, and endured the brutal regime of Pol Pot. And yet through it all, the Khmer people were the big WOW of our stay in Cambodia. Kind, gentle, and hospitable- I suspect we'll be back very ...

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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We entered Phnom Pehn with heavy hearts and not without a little trepidation after our good friends, Bob and Hazy, found the place to be so soul-sapping. We were still determined to see the city though and were more than willing to step into 'the heart ...

Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Siem Reap

A travel blog entry by arlash

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... for execution. There is a building with over 8,000 skulls of the victims inside. There were other killing fields all over Cambodia, and almost 2 million people were killed during the 4 year terror of the Khmer Rouge. One in every 4 Cambodians died. The ...

Sousdey chhnam Khmer!!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Sousdey chhnam Khmer!!

A travel blog entry by nanders

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I gotta say, I'm really glad our last day is on the same day as the New Year party, because at least that will help distract from how totally sad I am to be leaving.  It was our last chance to use the bikes Grace House had lent us, so I decided I ...

Final weekend in Siem Reap :(, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Final weekend in Siem Reap :(

A travel blog entry by nanders

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... students, and Kumpheak. Kumpheak was our tuk tuk driver yet again! After picking up Sokmean, we first went to the Made in Cambodia market where I got a few more souvenirs. Then we had to choose a place for dinner. I had heard so many of the Thida's ...

The Start of a 'Holiday in Cambodia' ;), Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

The Start of a 'Holiday in Cambodia' ;)

A travel blog entry by nanders

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... the map on my mom's phone before we could semi-confidently make our way out of downtown. Now if I thought China was different, Cambodia is a whole other universe. I've never really been anywhere like this, but I am soaking it all in and loving the chance ...

Cities of temples, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Cities of temples

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... a magnificent temple. Ornately carved, though not as delicately as Angkor, the carvings were lively scenes of everyday life in Cambodia 800 years ago- hunting, fishing, celebrating. A man bent on one knee, proposing to a woman, Chinese merchants carosing ...

Kampuchea Hosue, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Kampuchea Hosue

A travel blog entry by charlietravels

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Kampuchea House is an Orphanage founded by Australian Les Stott. This year my school Westbourne Grammar School has raised $50,000 for them to build a community center which will serve as a community kitchen, a school and a general area to play. The ...

Year Zero to 2005, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Year Zero to 2005

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... I wore a pained scowl for the better part of the afternoon. I stepped back less than three decades and saw the remnants of Cambodia's most devastating and darkest hours. I visited the S-21 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum followed by a ride out to Choeung Ek, ...

Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Cambodia

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... conversations of the whole island. I kid you not. After 5minutes we had to tell him to shut up. Laos spoiled us. Entering Cambodia we had none of the enthusiasm that normally accompanies arriving in a new country, we wanted to turn back. For 150km the ...

FaT dOg Cambodia, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

FaT dOg Cambodia

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... of 'get wasted, the bar money goes to charity' took hold and 60 people danced to probably the first minimal ever heard in Cambodia. Before the party I had spent 3days trying to find stuff i could play that wasn't minimal. But after an hour of the night I ...

Living in Cambodia, Koh Rong Sam Loem, Cambodia travel blog

Living in Cambodia

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... thing is that resorts in the developing world are run by greedy multinationals so none of their money stays in Cambodia. At the moment Sihanoukville is in transformation - it currently has 2 posh resorts but gradually the beachside bars are being ...

Next up.. Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Next up.. Cambodia

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... . Thank god everything went according to plan this morning and we arrived on time at the tiny airport of Luang Prabang, next stop Cambodia. A boring wait and a short flight later we landed at the airport of Siem Reap, in the middle of the country of ...

Bangkok to Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Bangkok to Battambang

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... !! It was a dirty, dusty, crowded town full of begggars and con artists in every shape and form, and not a great introduction to Cambodia. We ended up catching a taxi to Battambang, it was either that or sit in the back of a pick-up truck on sacks of rice ...

Back to Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Back to Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... such acts of depravity in the future. My two cents. After that uplifting afternoon, we decided it was high time to bid Cambodia farewell. I feel like I can cross that off my list of places to go within this lifetime. A beautiful country, but the ...

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