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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ankor wat wat wat?, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Ankor wat wat wat?

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... a cold drink! Amoung the hussel and bussle there are also musical bands by victims of land mines, a very stark reminder of Cambodia's history that still treatens today. In all the guide books and from other travellers you hear never walk off the main ...

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 ...

Off to Banteay Chhmar, can we go by car...?, Sisophon, Cambodia travel blog

Off to Banteay Chhmar, can we go by car...?

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... we almost had to promise the guy we would be visiting the Angkors eventually before we could board the bus! The scenery in Cambodia is unspectacular but very pleasant, its roadsides littered with lily ponds and small farms and the air is filled with ...

Angkor, Part I: Change, Culture, and Nature, Seim Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor, Part I: Change, Culture, and Nature

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... of wood, including many parts of the temples. Dense jungles with elephants and tigers would have surrounded the outlying areas. Cambodia, however, has had many capitals over the years, depending perhaps on the depletion of local forests or the whim ...

Hello Hottie!, Penom Phen, Cambodia travel blog

Hello Hottie!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... and to be honest that's the way we like it. The next day we got up early for a look around the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Pen. We checked out Wat Phnom and the Independence Monument. Jumping on a motorbike, both of us together (scary) we rode to ...

An Interview with Tene Dara, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

An Interview with Tene Dara

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... Internet and people can learn about us. People think only of going to Thailand and Vietnam --they don't come here as much. Cambodia is not dangerous anymore. Everything is very good here now. Christina To learn more about ADD there is a website that ...

Amazing Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Amazing Angkor

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... local man named Aki Ra, has devoted his life to clearing mines, raising children orphaned or maimed by mines, and raising awareness of Cambodia's landmine problem. Again, like the Plain of Jars in Laos, we were overcome by the irony of it all - the relics ...

Sihanoukville and Koh Russet, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Sihanoukville and Koh Russet

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... we haven't actually had the chance to do any real beach time.  This is our first real chance.  Sihanouk ville is Cambodia's only real port city.  A port city isn't usually the place to find good beaches, but Sihanouk ville is very spread ...

Angkor What? and Kryptonite!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor What? and Kryptonite!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Today we were up at 4.30am so we could go and see the sunrise over at Angkor Wat. We had hired a Tuk-Tuk drive for the day to take us to the different parts of Angkor to see the ruins. When it was time to get up, Lorna suggested just giving the Tuk Tuk ...

Chill out day in Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Chill out day in Siem Reap

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Surprisingly, Lorna had a lie in this morning. All was not well in her fragile little head. Although funnily enough, the first thing she said to me when she peeled back her heavily weighted eyelids, was "I wasn't drunk you know, I was just a bit merry". ...

Phnom Penh and spiders in Skuon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh and spiders in Skuon

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... in solid silver tiles) - all very ornate and beautiful but a stark contrast to the poverty on the surrounding streets. Cambodia was a fascinating country to visit, with Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor being the definite highlights. Maybe Phnom ...

Final Day in Angkor, Angkor, Cambodia travel blog

Final Day in Angkor

A travel blog entry by dane

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Our last day in Angkor was a very long one.  We saw both sunrise and sunset at Angkor Wat, still looking for that perfect view.  I don't know that we ever found it, but we found more than enough stunning vistas to make the trip ...

Back in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Back in Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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It was a 7am start this morning to get the bus back to Phnom Penh. Really have enjoyed our 4 days in Sihanoukville. It's been really relaxing and felt very much like a holiday when we were crashed out on the beach! The bus journey was 4 hours again and ...

What a pleasant surprise, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

What a pleasant surprise

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... , my sister had a poster on her wall for some band or another, probably The Smiths or The Clash or something, entitled 'Holiday in Cambodia'. If I remember rightly, on it was a picture of a Cambodian bloke about to be smashed over the head by some nasty ...

Silent Partners, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Silent Partners

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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If you spend enough time in Thailand, you're bound to see some pretty freaky things.  Like monks smoking cigarettes while talking on their cellphones, or two-year olds balanced precariously without helmets on the handlebars of motor bikes.  One ...

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