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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 ...

Accidental day off..., Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Accidental day off...

A travel blog entry by nanders

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... victims of landmines it had helped/employed and how it had improved their lives. It was also cool to see the partnership between Cambodia and Canada that the museum represented. After the museum, Mom and Don wanted to stop and see the palm sugar products ...

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 ...

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 ...

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