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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hangover City. Population: Me., Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Hangover City. Population: Me.

A travel blog entry by nanders

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As per usual, I'm not entirely sure how this happened, because I had felt so peachy most of the night. This morning though, I felt like death warmed up. Thankfully we had no solid plans to do anything during the day, but I had said I would go to a going ...

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 ...

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. ...

Into Cambodia... easier said than done!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Into Cambodia... easier said than done!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... drive to Siem Reap:  12 hours and the bumpiest ride of my life! Flat tire after about 50 kilometers into Cambodia:  Late· my bet was on going down after just 25 kilometers· Inability of 25 people to change the flat tire ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

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 ...

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