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Exploring the magnificent temples of Angkor!!!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Exploring the magnificent temples of Angkor!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... although we had no money. The bus guy sorted out a random man to take Mark on a moped to an ATM 5 mins away. In Cambodia they use American dollars mainly and their own currency, reil, for small change. Once returned from the cash machine we ate some awful ...

Day 75, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Day 75

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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I woke up early and spent the first hour flicking through the tv channels in my hotel room. I was scanning for news on the first Ashes test match against Australia. I'd heard nothing while being on the islands and I was keen as mustard to find out. CNN ...

Easy Rider Part 1, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Easy Rider Part 1

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... you do your part for the environment.  Don't use your lights even at night. So from Phnom Penh, I rode down to Cambodia's beach town, Sihanoukville.  It's not the best beach in the world but it's nice enough. The best exploring, however, ...

Heartbreaking Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Heartbreaking Cambodia

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... knowledge of what went on in Cambodia during the 1970's, here is a brief summary from what knowledge we have gleaned. Cambodia, ruled by King Sihanouk, attempted to stay fairly neutral during the Vietnam War, and resisted attempts by America to be base ...

For Sale - Cambodia, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

For Sale - Cambodia

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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In Sihanoukville we got to explore Cambodia's beach scene. Annoyingly it rained for most of the week which left us reading or watching discovery channel in-between quick motorbike tours to the surrounding area. I ended up reading all about a very ...

Greyhound is Luxurious, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Greyhound is Luxurious

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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Almost the second I arrived here I told the bartender that I was probably going to stay longer than I thought. When planning this journey one attraction that was impossible to leave out were the archeological wonders of Angkor Wats outside of the town of ...

A week in the life..., Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

A week in the life...

A travel blog entry by nanders

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... ever gotten back up to full health, so I've been exhausted a lot at the end of the day. But despite that, I am still loving Cambodia and working at Grace House. On Monday (March 23), I managed to get to work for half of the day but by lunchtime I really ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Another week, another Friday!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Another week, another Friday!

A travel blog entry by nanders

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And more volunteers leaving, unfortunately. :(  Today was Justin, Candy, and Gillian's last day working at Grace House. We did another circle which (in case I forgot to explain it last time) is where all the staff, volunteers, and students come out ...

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 ...

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 ...

Darkness on the edge of the Earth, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Darkness on the edge of the Earth

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... busy.     On a dark-in-a-different-way note, Elenka and I left Pearson International Airport in Toronto for Cambodia this past Tuesday at one-thirty in the morning. We flew fifteen hours in total darkness before arriving at our connection point ...

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 ...

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