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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 ...

Angkor Archaeological Park., Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Archaeological Park.

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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A six hour bus trip from Phnom Penh north we arrived at Siem Reap, the gateway to the millennium-old temple ruins of the "Angkor Archaeological Park." Home of the legendary (UNESCO-World Heritage Site) Angkor Wat whose significance and visual impact put ...

A day on the Kulen hill, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

A day on the Kulen hill

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... . You can even buy a stack of small change to give out to the many people. It is a sad sight but unfortunately part of what is Cambodia. We pay a brief visit to the temple and walk around the premises for a bit. But the heat took the fun out of it and we ...

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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... of wine, the sponge cake and Jaffna mangoes we bought for him??). Sun 22nd June - At 10am we arrive at Siem Reap Airport, Cambodia. Spend ages bartering with the taxi driver to take us into the town. End up in a guesthouse of our choice (instead of ...

The Costa Del Cambodia, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

The Costa Del Cambodia

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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And now, Cambodia from Eva's perspective: Part I, Sihanoukville. "$1 for moto ride, $2 for two" "$1 !!!!! for going 2 km.......... How much we paid for water? " "Gasoline is very ebansiv!" "Too Fa to wak!" There are too many reasons that they ...

Week Twenty One - Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Week Twenty One - Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... mostly upbeat. We questioned the fact that Pol Pot himself was allowed to die of natural causes under house arrest in Cambodia aged 76 without any charges being brought against him. The guide explained that the Cambodian people preferred to draw a line ...

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

The Killing Fields

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... loving people they are. There are only some signs today that are reminders. The fact that doctors were killed and today Cambodia still has a very poor healthcare system (put it this way our insurance states evacuation to Bangkok is covered should we fall ...

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 ...

Angkor What?, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor What?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Got picked up at 06.45 to be taken to the bus station for our bus to Siem Reap. When we got to the bus station (about 10 minutes later) and onto the big bus we discovered that it wasn't actually leaving until 08.30 - could have had a lot longer in ...

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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... each other by our Lululemon and Roots clothes and MEC paraphernalia. Becci and Chad soon became our travel companions throughout much of Cambodia, and with the addition of one more person we started our Cambodian Supper Club. In the realm of 'hard to ...

Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Day 37, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Day 37

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

As we checked out of the hotel, the receptionist kindly let us know that they had a sister hotel in Siem Reap should we want to stay. I thanked her for the information, but had absolutely no intention of going if it was anything like this hotel. We had ...

Where's the Water when you want it?, Kbal Spean, Cambodia travel blog

Where's the Water when you want it?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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At about 03.30 get woken up by deafening rain and thunder - thought it was sposed to be the dry season!! Alarm goes off at 05.00 and it is still pounding down with rain. We were sposed to be doing sunrise this morning on the Angkor Balloon (a tethered ...

Carvings of the past, catastrophes of the present, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Carvings of the past, catastrophes of the present

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... many thousands. Eventually his efforts gained international support, and he continues to work with teams to clear as much of Cambodia as possible. The landmine museum was an intensely moving experience; the figures of the amount of land still uncleared, ...

Back to the Capital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Back to the Capital

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... never meet 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 ...

Travelled Back in Time, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Travelled Back in Time

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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... where everyone knows eachother by first name, locals and expats alike! It is definitely the place to be outside of busy, mainstream Cambodia!  We really had the best time yet. In my opinion we finessed our beach bum attitude, taking daily strolls on ...

Angkor WHAT???, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor WHAT???

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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... at sunrise. Sunset at Angkor was beautiful, but naturally the place was crawling with other tourists, it's the main reason people visit Cambodia. We walked up a steep hill with high steps and then some more steep steps up to the top of the temple and ...

What Wat?, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

What Wat?

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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Hellooo, So we arrive in the Reception of the Siem Reap Hostel, Emma W can't see as the grit has blinded her in our tuk tuk ride from the non-aircon bus to our hostel. (We dissapointed the tuktuk man by telling him we really dont know if we want to ...

Bigger Wow Than Angkor Wat??, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Bigger Wow Than Angkor Wat??

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... , there have been a number of bad dudes move in to take advantage of well meaning foreigners. Most countries ban adoptions from Cambodia because of past concerns over the selling of babies who weren't in fact orphans (this may change soon as Cambodia ...

Crossing another border, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Crossing another border

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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 Angkor is incredible. The size of the site, the temples themselves, and of course the history absolutly blows the mind.  We'll write soon for sure, and we'll post a million photos to really describe the place.   Merry Christmas ...

Unexpected Culture Shock in Southeast Asia, Phnom Pehn, Cambodia travel blog

Unexpected Culture Shock in Southeast Asia

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... , older women offering manicures and massages, a fair number of beggars (lots of land mine victims, a huge problem in rural Cambodia), people selling books, women selling spring rolls in baskets or huge shrimp on platters... In general, though, we found ...

Kampot, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Kampot

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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Kampot is a small town known for it's high quality pepper cultivation. We used Kampot as a quiet stepping stone to the small beachside town of Kep before heading to the big city, Phnom Penh-- Cambodia's ...

An alternative method of Transport, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

An alternative method of Transport

A travel blog entry by charlietravels

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... live and their culture whilst gunning down a bumpy road in a huge monster of a machine. The company i used was Quad Adventure Cambodia, run by a French Ex-Pat. From what i had heard he gets very grumpy when people don't listen to instructions (sounds ...

All aboard!!, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

All aboard!!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Our trip to Battambang wasn't as smooth as we would have hoped! First, Kevin forgot to set the alarm and instead of waking up a relaxed hour before our pick up time of 6am we were woken up 10 minutes after 6 by a knock on the door.  This luckily ...

Ghost stories:  the living and the dead, Kampot/Kep/Bokor, Cambodia travel blog

Ghost stories: the living and the dead

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... sure I don't give the watching moto drivers something to really look at. As I approach my guesthouse, I think, that this is a perfect way to end my stay in Cambodia, enjoying the life of the country, the love that has managed to survive so much ...

Wonder Of The World, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Wonder Of The World

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... of foreign benefactors. He also supports mine-blast victims and has an ambitious goal to clear the remaining 1-6 million mines out of Cambodia within 3-5 years (the official estimate is 50-100 years). The costs of laying mines are low, as little as $3 US ...

Exploring..., Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Exploring...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... and friendly, I felt a part of the community in a way I had never felt anywhere back home. I felt like I was seeing the real Cambodia, and not just seeing, but feeling it and getting to know it. Afterall, it's the people that make a place what it is. ...

The Cambodian Coast, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

The Cambodian Coast

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... a bungalow in Sihanoukville for a month in which we hope to raise enough money to reopen the school for a year. FAT DOG CAMBODIA is our plan - a beach party with all the proceeds going directly to the hula skirted chief to pay a teacher. Flyers ...

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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When most people think of Cambodia, Angkor Wat (the largest religious building in the world) comes to mind. Angkor Wat and the Angkor complex are truly impressive, with so many majestic and elaborately decorated temples clustered together. Ed ...

Indiana Jones, Beng Mealea, Cambodia travel blog

Indiana Jones

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Have a bit of a lie in (out by 08.00) and get Sari to take us to 'Beng Melea' a ruined temple about 80km away from SR. It takes quite a while on a tuk tuk and is very dusty but interesting to pass through the villages on the way where children wave and ...

Discovering Angkor (with thousands of others), Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Discovering Angkor (with thousands of others)

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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We want to know who came up with the list of Seven Wonders of the World and why Angkor isn't on it. After three days of touring the ancient ruins of Angkor, we believe it at least deserves Honorable Mention. We landed in Siem Reap, which is the ...

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