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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". ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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