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By Melinda Kiss
Luxury Backpacker wannabe
It's been a while since I've written any entries, mainly because Bruce is doing such a good job at describing our adventurers, misadventures and peculiarities of the places we have visited.
This entry will be brief and more about the photos, for general fun stuff about Cambodian experiences, refer to Bruce's entries.
I won't bore you by repeating what many websites ...
... knowledge/contact for centuries. It was discovered by the French in the mid-1800s. Many of the temple's stones are all entwined by the roots of huge trees, giving it a very surreal look and feel. It would have destroyed what remained of the temple if they tried to disentangle the roots, so they didn't.
The Khmer kings switched between Buddhism and Hinduism, and their sponsorship of temples mirrored the religious leanings of the current ...
... saw that breakfast again in a dodgy petrol station toilet. I shant bother you with how dull and tiring the process of achieving my cambodian visa was so ill skip to the good bit. Once we got to the hotel it was a quick turn around and we were off again, the first tuk tuk experience of mine for a long time was hilarious, inches from death the entire journey. This risk was well worth it though as we arrived at the new hope school greeted by gorgous little ...
... and the grand circuit. Optimistically we went for the grand circuit which was about 25km. However when it came to the junction to choose grand or small circuit, a few kms in, there was no way we were doing the grand circuit. The small circuit alone was about 15km. It was far too hot. Even just walking round the temples was hard work.
We stopped at all the main ones on the route as well as some of the smaller ones which were better as they tended not to have ...