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Angkor - not the ship kind.  Temple Tour Day 1, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor - not the ship kind. Temple Tour Day 1

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Temple Tour Day 1 After brekky we met up with Josh and went down to our allotted rickshaw driver who immediately threw all his toys out of his pram about having to drive three people round and not two, so we told him where to put his map of Angkor and ...

Crossing the Border, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Crossing the Border

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... , those farmers who lose limbs to land mines can no longer work as farmers. They are reduced to being beggars. Cambodia has a population of about 13 million and is a constitutional monarchy with King Sihanouk as its head. Phnom Penh (population 1 ...

The country that time forgot, All around, Cambodia travel blog

The country that time forgot

A travel blog entry by littleaitch

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... here is sporadic and expensive. It's hard to rebuild an education system when most of the teachers and books were destroyed. Cambodia once had a fantastic infrastructure of roads and railways. Most are now collapsed to the point of no return. A ...

Day 77 - 83, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Day 77 - 83

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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Weds 29th November I left the guesthouse and headed down to the bus station in Phnom Penh. I had bought a ticket to Sihanoukville - Cambodia's sea-side town so that I could go and chill out for a few days. It was a four hour bus ride and on the 20 ...

Heart of Darkness, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Heart of Darkness

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... three of us sharing a room we were up early this morning even with the previous days fun to get some money exchanged with Cambodia, like Laos, accepting both it's own Riel currency and US dollars but with most prices being shown in the latter. Mark ...

Incredible Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Incredible Angkor

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... ticket for the rest of the ride. A minor insult, only $5, but the bus company owner's rudeness was a sour introduction to Cambodia. The roads to Siem Reap, as in much of Cambodia, are astoundingly bad. Many are laterite and dirt, which devolves into a ...

Seeing Angkor Wat at Sunrise: PRICELESS!!!, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Seeing Angkor Wat at Sunrise: PRICELESS!!!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Now, I didn't dive into my bus ride in yesterday's entry so I want to add a little color to that debacle.  Upon sitting down on the bus, I began talking with a 20 year old Finnish guy (Janne) and a ~28 year old Norwegian couple.  Throughout the ...

So this is what they mean when they say monsoon, Phonm Penh, Cambodia travel blog

So this is what they mean when they say monsoon

A travel blog entry by mikeandheather

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... Club, where international journalists host weekly discussions on current events over cocktails. This should be particularly interesting, as Cambodia's upcoming election (July 27th) will certainly be a topic of conversation. Voting is a big deal here, ...

Location Summary - Cambodia, Cambodia, Cambodia travel blog

Location Summary - Cambodia

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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LOCATION SUMMARY - Cambodia Location: Siem Reap, Phnom Penh Duration: 6 days Sights      7 People     8 Food        7 Accommodation    6 Ease of ...

Quiet Kampot, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Quiet Kampot

A travel blog entry by laurenandjack

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... ! Anyway, the first time we attempted the mountain we ran out of gas halfway up and had to roll back down. Luckily everyone in Cambodia has petrol and so the rangers at the bottom helped us out. We decided to make our next attempt the next day with a ...

Anchor What Mate.., Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Anchor What Mate..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Greetings from one of the world's unlisted wonders, The Temples of Angkor. The temples of Angkor, capital of Cambodia's ancient Khmer empire were built between the 9th and 13th centuries. There remains 100's of them today the largest of which is ...

Still Here, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Still Here

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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With only having just gone to bed getting up to get the bus for the start of a 10 hour journey to Siem Reap just did not happen this morning, or at least not for Mark and I who decided to stay on while Zian and Shirly, obviously with greater will power ...

Bloody history, uncertain future., Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Bloody history, uncertain future.

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... officer on the street-- their SUV's are all purchased with bribe and extortion money collected from the unlucky citizens of Cambodia (and the occasional western tourist, though thankfully we were not affected). If a Cambodian has a problem with this ...

Angkor Wow, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wow

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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There must be something special about the temples of Angkor for them to be able to get me up at 4am to go see the sunrise over them. Waiting for me was my moto guide for the day called 'Me' but if was too early in the morning to crack any jokes about ...

Kids, Caves and Palm Wine, Kampot and Kep, Cambodia travel blog

Kids, Caves and Palm Wine

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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Hello All, How are you? How's life? How's everything? After Shihanoukville Danny and I headed East to the sleepy little town of Kampot. According to the ticket guy you can normally fit 8 people in a normal 5 seater car which we are still ...

An overnight adventure to remote ruins, Angkor Borei, Cambodia travel blog

An overnight adventure to remote ruins

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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This tale is best told through photos, and this batch is worth several thousand words. (I've included at least a few hundred.) Please click on our photo album for this entry and read the photo captions to join us on our adventure into the Cambodian ...

Pedalling around Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Pedalling around Angkor

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... only 50 cents so having a few in the evening didn't give the finance minister any headaches. That is one odd thing about Cambodia, although they have their own currency, the riel ($1 = 4000 riel), almost all prices and transactions are done in US dollars ...

The Ancient Temples of Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

The Ancient Temples of Angkor

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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Glad you arrived, First things first......WOW!!!!! Now a trip to Cambodia wouldn't be worthit if you didn't go and see the Ruins of Angkor (a World Heritage Site), situated just outside Siem Reap and near the Great Lake. Angkor is a region of Cambodia ...

Eating the most delicious crab with Kampot pepper., Kep, Cambodia travel blog

Eating the most delicious crab with Kampot pepper.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights Accommodation. We stayed at a small guesthouse with only a few rooms for $20 a night, it was a 20 minute walk from the town making it very quiet and a relaxing place to stay. We played volley ball in the swimming pool and had a soak after ...

Cambodia (second time lucky), Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Cambodia (second time lucky)

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... a very early start to get our plane to Phnom Penh. By 8am, we were there- second time lucky, I'd made it to Cambodia. Luggage retrieval was quick, and getting visas was straightforward. We were soon weaving our way through the city to Rory's ...

Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh - Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh - Cambodia

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... sight seeing and then leave to the Sihanouk Ville in the south west. The killing fields exist as a legacy of the shocking past Cambodia faced until very recently.  The Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, brought terror to Cambodia for many years and ...

Phnom Penh to Sihanouk Ville, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh to Sihanouk Ville

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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Our trip consisted of yet another bus journey! Thankfully we had Miriam and Victoria to break up the monotony and prevent the urges to throw things at the driver, other passengers etc... After five joy filled hours we arrived in Sihanouk Ville (Snookie, ...

Coming to Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Coming to Cambodia

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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We got off the bus in Phnom Penh and very quickly noticed a difference in Cambodia... everyone was smiling... everyone was waving hello with big welcoming grins and offering us help for nothing.... this felt good... I've heard people say they didn't ...

Tomb Raider country, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Tomb Raider country

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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We left Bangkok at 6.30am for our bus journey to the border with Cambodia well prepared for the journey ahead, we had been organized enough to get up early and get the hotel to make us some food for a 14 hour adventurous (as we had been sold it) journey ...

Don't look back in Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Don't look back in Angkor

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... day, we are raring to go, and head off with Tommy to some of the more distant temples. First port of call is the Cambodia Landmine Museum, which contains thousands of mines which have been deactivated by one man, Aki Ra - who used to set them when he was ...

Abandoned on the Cambodian coast, Kampot, Kep and Bokor hill station, Cambodia travel blog

Abandoned on the Cambodian coast

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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With 20 new and very close Cambodian friends (and one driver) I made the 2.5 hour trip by 11-seater mini van to Kampot, a nice, relaxed little town near the southwest Cambodian coast. Shockingly, it was on a river and full of old French colonial ...

Back in PP--markets, street kids+fast sights, Phnohhmmhmh Phehnnhhnhnh h, Cambodia travel blog

Back in PP--markets, street kids+fast sights

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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Back in the big, bad city of PP for a few days. I'm spending lots of time walking around and hanging out in cafes on the riverfront and on the lakeside, where I'm staying, and shockingly little time at the sights. But that seems to be how I've evolved as ...

Phnom Penh - Day 36, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh - Day 36

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... ' lifetime, so would it happen again during ours? We just hoped not. For dinner I had promised Andrew an alternative to McDonalds, as Cambodia has managed to hold McDonalds at bay for now. The alternative came in the form of KFC, but he was going to have ...

Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Day 35, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Day 35

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... one. The next stop was definitely my favourite of the trip so far. It was to a remote village, near to the border of Cambodia. None of the residents could speak English and we could only communicate through our guide. They showed us all the wonderful, ...

Sunny Sihanoukville, Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Sunny Sihanoukville

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... so things might be looking up. One evening we went to a restaurant called Snake House where they have a collection of Cambodia's snakes. Not any old collection though, most are in glass tanks surrounding the dining tables and some are actually in ...

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