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It's a holiday in Cambodia..., Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

It's a holiday in Cambodia...

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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Hey, To carry on that last day in Siem Reap, we messed around on the internet for ages, then Declan turned back up after his Quad biking, turned out it had been good but not worth the money paid. He'd also had a bit of nightmare day as he suddenly ...

Indolent and Neglected City, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Indolent and Neglected City

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... somewhat disorientated, and a little nauseous from the poisonous air conditioning, we thunder along one of the few tarmack roads in Cambodia, beeping loudly at bicyles and carts to get out of the way. A few kilometers along the road we stop because ...

Into The Heart of Darkness, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Into The Heart of Darkness

A travel blog entry by anelegantchaos

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... , peace now dissipates over its provinces allowing travellers to embrace its changing landscapes. We head straight to Siam Reap, Cambodia's cultural and spiritual heartland and gateway to the temples of Angkor. Even with tourism back on the map, the ...

Learning about the shocking history of Cambodia!, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Learning about the shocking history of Cambodia!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... our way to S-21. This is now a 'museum' and before 1975 was a school. In April 1975 the Khmer Rouge gained power in Cambodia and turned the school into a prison. For the following 4 years 20,000 people passed through the prison. Tortured and then sent on ...

Temple Heaven, Siam Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Temple Heaven

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... , mainly France and Japan. Then Preah Neak Pean, decorated pools, with, as ever where there is a pool of water in Cambodia, kids playing away, and then onto Ta Som, again spectacular intertwinned trees. Very deserted, so made some kids day by paying ...

Easy Rider Part 3, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Easy Rider Part 3

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... up north.  I am now officially in my own fantasy world of playing National Geographic photographer as I seek out Cambodia's most elusive photographic opportunities.  Thanks to the motorcycle, I am seeing parts of Cambodia that most people never ...

Seeing 'em weep in Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Seeing 'em weep in Siem Reap

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... , I nearly lost it. Ok, I did lose it. My camera didn't work. Un-friggin-believable! Then I saw the most famous man in Cambodia: the stooping old man pictured on the cover of Lonely Planet. Mr LP was right there in front of me and I couldn't take his ...

First Tour of Angkor and Sunrise, Angkor, Cambodia travel blog

First Tour of Angkor and Sunrise

A travel blog entry by dane

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I'll stick to travel narrative and let Lindsey, my brilliant archaeologist, tell you all about Angkor.  Copyright Lindsey Stoker 2007. "Angkor Wat is the largest archaeological religious site in the world.  Its temple ruins are the remnants ...

Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... by the cheese on offer - when will she learn that it won't be mature English Cheddar! Passing the Independence Monument and Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument, our final stop was at the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. An iconic sight in Phnom Penh it ...

In love with Cambodian Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

In love with Cambodian Children

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... for $2 at midnight. When a naked little boy places his hands together and bows to you from a wooden boat. I am in love with Cambodia's children.   There is now no question in my mind that the best souvenir I could take home from here is a child in ...

Monica and Lisa's Top 10 so far, We are all over the place!, Cambodia travel blog

Monica and Lisa's Top 10 so far

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... 6. A 20-year old monk asking us back to his room to show us his "pagoda" 7. Crossing the street in chaotic, crazy Cambodia 8. A 6 hour ride from the Cambodian border on an unpaved road, whilst sitting in the back of a bus that read "I wish my girlfriend ...

Potty Pol Pot, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Potty Pol Pot

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... crap is another kid's crap but they bought it anyway, with the money going to charity). Basically, between 1975 and 1979 Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime and it's leader Pol Pot killed 3 million people, destroying all possessions and forcing everone to work ...

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by luolan

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I have lost count now of the number of times I have sat with sweaty palms awaiting my imminent demise. I swear that I am not exaggerating any of these stories. The boat that took us to Siem Reap turned out to be a hydrofoil-a new one to add to our list ...

Day 74, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Day 74

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... Lao immigration departure stamp! I might want to come back here one day!" Another Dutch girl replied "Yep and I don't fancy leaving Cambodia without having received and entry stamp or visa!" As it happens the 30 minutes down the bumpy road was correct and ...

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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Sua s'dei, everyone! I arrived in Cambodia on Wednesday with the intent of spending three days touring the Angkor Wat temples.  Unfortunately, a nasty stomach virus derailed those plans, and I've spent most of my time in my room, trying to keep ...

Life In The Capital City, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Life In The Capital City

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Back in Phnom Penh, I am staying in the backpacker ghetto at Lake Boeng Kak. I found a brilliant little guesthouse that has private rooms for $3 a night.  When I arrived, I asked if there were rooms that included a shower and toilet ...

The death roads, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

The death roads

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... 1979. The building was once a school but now the remnants of the Khmer Rouge brutality remain as a sobering reminder of Cambodia's worst years. The classrooms were turned into tiny cells surrounded by barbed wire and other rooms, including the playground, ...

Quick trip to Cambodia (Visa run), Poipet, Cambodia travel blog

Quick trip to Cambodia (Visa run)

A travel blog entry by paul

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... long line - go through Thai emigration - pay my fine. Walk across the border to Cambodian immigration. Short line and into Cambodia. Hmmm, a very dirty town with lots of beggars and not much to see. People were mainly friendly though. Amongst all ...

Sunrise, Sunset...Sunrise, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Sunrise, Sunset...Sunrise

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... as people said it would be, with beautiful colors making the three spires of the temple glow. Of course the sunrise in Cambodia had the same effect as those in Western Australia, except for the swarms that descended on us were tourists -- mostly Japanese ...

Chapter 41: Welcome to the rainy season., Phnom Penh / Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Chapter 41: Welcome to the rainy season.

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... good to be back in Bangkok; it's my fourth time here now, and it's comfortable and familiar. I have mixed feelings about Cambodia. The country's history is fascinating and the ruins are spectacular, but it left me a little cold otherwise, and I can't ...

Big Rivers into Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Big Rivers into Cambodia

A travel blog entry by canuckdive

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... tourist boats, rice fields and factories along the river. We could not help but feel that something was strangely amiss about Cambodia from the first moments we spent here, a sure indication of the recent violent past. Phnom Penh is far more western ...

The Killing Fields, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

The Killing Fields

A travel blog entry by dane

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... .  Much of the world was ignorant of the situation or chose not to act.  The latter was probably more prevalent.  I also think it's important to note that the Vietnamese are the ones who liberated Cambodia from the Khmer Rouge in ...

It's the Heat - and the Humanity!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

It's the Heat - and the Humanity!

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... in the architecture and the culture. In 1432, Thais sacked Angkor and made of with artisans, dancers and fighters from Cambodia. Thus there are many similarities between the two countries: kick-boxing, traditional dance, music, language, culture . . . ...

Stay On the Path!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Stay On the Path!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Stay on the path!   No, not to enlightenment...the actual path.  Cambodia is one of the most "land mined" countries in the world!  One thing I won't be doing here is going for a walk in the woods or some random field...there ...

Beaches and Waterfalls, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Beaches and Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... brewery is located in town), so it seems almost rude to turn it down. this town is much more laid back than the other places in cambodia that we have been, and is pretty much cambodias only port. as i put before, the street we're staying in, gets a little ...

Love - Lara and Indy, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Love - Lara and Indy

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... it was horrible, we felt the need to be witness to such atrocity and to better understand the devastation that took place in Cambodia during those years. So, what does one do after such a depressing thing? Go to the beach. Besides, we needed to ...

Chaos in the Streets, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Chaos in the Streets

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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More pics here We were relieved upon our arrival to Phnom Penh airport that our luggage wasn't lost, as we had 4 connecting flights - from Cape Town -> Joburg -> Doha -> Bangkok -> Phnom Penh. Whew!  The ATM at the airport spit out ...

Hey Lady!, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Hey Lady!

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... " which is basically porn literature as far as monks are meant to go. However, we've come to learn that monks here in Cambodia, are all too excited to see a western girl. Our initial reaction to the monk love was that they wanted to practice their ...

A bit of Cambodian culture, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

A bit of Cambodian culture

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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... , which looked very busy, and into the immigration office to get our visa's stamped. Another que for a while then we were in Cambodia. Instantly very different to Thailand and even more madness than the no mans land with Toyota Camrys (90% of cars in ...

Fear Factor Finalist, Kampot, Kep and Koh Tonsai, Cambodia travel blog

Fear Factor Finalist

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... , off we were in an 80's Toyota Camary (I think this is the only car the Cambodians actually have, it is as if Cambodia is the heaven for all the old, used, sometimes working, Toyota Camary's of the world) to Kampot. Renting bikes and riding ...

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