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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 ...

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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... we killed by wandering around the market at random. We stopped by a t-shirt vendor selling touristy "Danger, Land Mines! - Cambodia" gag shirts. I almost inquired about the price before stopping myself, thinking: wait a minute, that's too sick of a ...

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 ...

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... you have a conscience soon. Sorry I’m rambling again. Well I’m going to carry on because it means I’m drinking less. Cambodia is wierd, we have now been here for 36 hours and haven’t yet found anywhere that we can spend Cambodian ...

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 ...

Day 76, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Day 76

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... wanted to. It was frowned upon by the authorities who had closed the activity down stating that it no longer enhanced Cambodia's image of a cultural destination. That meant the activity had gone "underground" - gulp. Still, David wouldn't be suggesting ...

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 ...

How long does it take to become 'templed - out', Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

How long does it take to become 'templed - out'

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... my 'I don't take crap from anyone' approach and told us later that the Cambodians dislike the Korean tourists here in Cambodia. They are generally rude and inconsiderate and illegally bring in their own people to guide tour groups around. In Cambodia you ...

*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 ...

Cambodia - Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Cambodia - Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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The Visa process in Cambodia was quick and easy, made even more straightforward by the distinct lack of any customs officials! A hotel car was at the airport and took us straight to our hotel on the outskirts of the town centre. The approach road from the ...

Day 1 at Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Day 1 at Angkor

A travel blog entry by dane

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I'll write about this later. ...

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 ...

So many temples, so little time - Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

So many temples, so little time - Siem Reap

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... to a Buddhist one, and is a symbol of Cambodia, even appearing on the flag.  Unfortunately, like many wonderful things in Cambodia, all the temples in the complex have been left in a bad way after the Khmer Rouge tore down what they could and shot ...

Touring Angkor with Manny, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Touring Angkor with Manny

A travel blog entry by dane

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... was easier and a hell of a lot more comfortable this time, but that means more people are doing it. Also, Cambodia recognized that they have a world wonder and have commercialized it. Instead of just intrepid backpackers and Angelina Jolie visiting ...

Heart Of Darkness, Pnomh Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Heart Of Darkness

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... it) and now have my orientation (which usually means time to go!) Wednesday 12th August 2004 Totally inappropriate considering I'm in Cambodia, but decided to go shooting today. Hired same motobike taxi guy to take me to the range, a fare distant ...

Dinner for one: the sequel, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Dinner for one: the sequel

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Ouch! My head hurts!  We couldn't remember the full details of the night before but what we did know was that it contained the consumption of several vodka red bull buckets (only to receive a free t-shirt) some limbo dancing (where Andrew ended up ...

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 ...

Crazy bamboo train ride in Battambang., Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Crazy bamboo train ride in Battambang.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights Circus. Every Monday and Thursday the circus is in town and conveniently we arrived on a Monday. We double checked that this circus didn't have any animals in and apparently it's a good cause helping Cambodian kids have a career in the ...

Kampot Kristmas - Kep, Krabs and Kreps, Kampot and Kep, Cambodia travel blog

Kampot Kristmas - Kep, Krabs and Kreps

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... ! The greatest part of the day was the bamboo train we took back to Battambang. There is only 1 train and 1 track in Northern Cambodia and it travels to Battambang from Phnom Penh on one day and in the opposite direction the next. The locals take full ...

Sunset at Angkor, Angkor, Cambodia travel blog

Sunset at Angkor

A travel blog entry by dane

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We left Phnom Penh behind and were ready to see a brighter side of Cambodia.  After a 6-hour and not unpleasant bus ride, we found ourselves in Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor.  We checked into the hotel we had originally been offered in Phnom ...

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 ...

Awesome Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Awesome Angkor

A travel blog entry by laurenandjack

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... empire flip-flopped between the two. They were mostly initially Hindu, due to the integral role that India had in shaping Cambodia's culture. Upon switching to Buddhism, many of the temple statues and carvings were defaced. You can still see this ...

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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... you and watched a few episodes of Entourage on the lap top in our room before we fell asleep.  I think it’s going to take all the strength we can muster to get through tomorrow, a very emotional but very necessary part of a trip to ...

Stroll around Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Stroll around Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by dane

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For a capital city, Phnom Penh feels surprisingly like a ghost town at times.  Pockets of it are bustling, but there are also broad avenues with colonial buildings in majestic disrepair with only a trickle of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  ...

Would you like a tuk tuk???, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Would you like a tuk tuk???

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... and slept. Doesn't sound very interesting to write about but it was lovely having a break to relax. Pajamas. The woman in Cambodia love to wear their pajamas....all the time. Jogging in the park wearing them, serving in a restaurant wearing them, ...

Day 85, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Day 85

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... streets with bars and cafes that are dealing exclusively with tourists. In that respect it's comfortable and easy, but it's not really Cambodia. To be honest I've seen very little of the real Cambodia since I've only been to the capital city, the ...

Monkeys, Models, and Mind Blowing Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Monkeys, Models, and Mind Blowing Cambodia

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... thick of Cambodia.   The border crossing was unlike any other. Taken by the Thai Commission Cartel we entered Cambodia to see naked children running around, oxcarts with no oxen, and an extraordinarily attractive people haunted by an ...

48 hours in PP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

48 hours in PP

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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We made it back to Phnom Pen and stayed for a few days sightseeing whilst waiting for our Visas for Lao to be processed. We visited the S21 prison where in the late 70s educated or rich cambodians were sent by Pol Pot to be 'reeducated' before being ...

S-21, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

S-21

A travel blog entry by dane

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For background info:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge The short version is that in the mid 1970s the Khmer Rouge instituted an incredibly extreme form of communism, killing intellectuals, forcing everyone into agrarian work, outlawing ...

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