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We left Battambang early this morning.
This city has French colonial architecture as the French ruled here for 90 years (1863- 1954). The King of Cambodia had asked the French to come and protect them against the invasion from Thailand and Vietnam.
We heard about some of the history from our guide- Bros.This country has been through …
Today we said goodbye to Cambodia, and took 2 flights, from Phnom Penh to Bangkok and then from Bangkok to Koh Samui.
Since we had a long 3 hour wait in Bangkok, we tried to get on an earlier flight, but were unable to.
We found out that Bangkok Airways has a free lounge, which turned out to be great.
We landed in Koh Samui and found …
After a great breakfast and a room change due to some tiny spiders moving into our bathroom, we took a taxi to the killing fields memorial site just outside Phnom Penh.
It was a rather sumber visit thrugh the graves, some of them still with bones and rags that used to be clothes... . Plus, the weather was scorching hot. We later went to visit …
... finally came round to lunchtime. We had to go
back over to our old school in order to collect outstanding money.
Now this was something I hadn't been looking forward to. I was still
angry about the way we'd been treated and didn't relish the idea of
seeing people I recognised who had evoked such emotional depth.
Frankly I was afraid of losing my temper as I often did.
Steve took his dog, Bebe
so we had to take it in turns. We went to the main campus where ...
... demonstrations here over the past few weeks by garment trade workers, fed up with their abysmal wages. Our driver used to live in Siem Reap, where the Angkor Wat temples are but there are so many resorts there that use their own transport now that he was squeezed out of the market and moved to Phnom Penh. He has 3 children and though education is free he has to pay $40 a month for transport to get his kids to school. The tourists are few and the tuktuk drivers are many. The ...
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