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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 ...

Tuesday to Thursday, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Tuesday to Thursday

A travel blog entry by nanders

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... . The show was called "Sokha", and it told the story of a girl (for whom the show is named) who lived through Cambodia's terrible history with the Khmer Rouge. She started as an elderly woman reading her journal, and as she read the other performers ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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