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Nov 6, 2009 - Last day

Today is my last day in Cambodia. I’m lying in a bunk in the female volunteer’s dorm room at an orphanage, Water of Life, in Phnom Penh. This trip has taken me to unexpected places. I’m a bit sad to leave but ready at the same time. I will go to the clinic at “the dump” one more time today. The orphanage houses about 20 teenage boys and on Saturday nights, they open their doors to all of the street children living nearby to have a big meal. I’m looking forward to that…my last dinner in Asia. To say that this trip has been different from my...

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A month in Cambodia

Nov 2, 2009 - Beach day

I had a nice day at the beach today. Good food (seafood!) and snorkelling. I met an Australian couple and we visited a temple. Our tour guide had been a Buddhist monk for 4 years. He explained that life as a monk is sometimes the only way for a young boy to receive education if his family is very poor. I'm off to SCUBA for the next 2 days! More when I get back.

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A month in Cambodia

Aug 23, 2009 - Bamboo Island

In realtà siamo ancora a Sihanoukville, però la giornata di oggi l'abbiamo dedicata alla visita di Bamboo Island. Anzi, come pubblicizzava l'agenzia, 3 isole in un giorno...anche se poi le altre due si sono rivelate soltanto delle brevi fermate per snorkelare (ma si potrà dire?). Ora, il viaggio in barca è statauna vera odissea...barca cambiata e seconda barca che imbarcava acqua come un gommone bucato. Però alla fine è stato divertente ed il paesaggio era veramente da cartolina. E poi il praznzo, signori quale bontà...bbq di diverse tipi...

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Aug 22, 2009 - Sihanoukville

Dove eravamo rimasti? Ah si, avevo detto che un'altra giornata cosi'ci avrebbe ammazzato. Beh, la giornata e' stata riposante, in compenso abbiamo rischiato di morire lungo la strada. Un tragitto pessimo, reso ancora piu'difficoltoso dalla difficolta'di riposare per un bus davvero poco confortevole. Pero' abbiamo superato anche questa e cosi'siamo arrivati nella Rimini cambogiana. Beh, dai, chiamasa licenza letteraria, il mare di Sahanoukville e'sicuramente bellissimo. E'tutto quello che cé'intorno che fa pensare alla famosa...

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Jul 14, 2009 - Sihanoukville

Arrived safe, sound and dead tired this morning in Sihanoukville. I'm starting to think that these beautiful "sleeper-bunk" buses are just a myth, since this is at least the second bus we've been promised had sleeper bunks on it and it turns out that the seats just recline a little and you're expected to sleep. So disappointing, and even more uncomfortable. Even Nytols don't help much. I can't even imagine what it's like for people with long legs. So the four of us crashed at 6 am at Beach Road Hotel. Woke up at no idea what time to a...

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Mar 25, 2009 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

We woke up in Cambodia today. I pulled open the curtains and said, "Wow". 50 yards off the back of the ship (our balcony) was a small fishing village that looked to me like photos you see in National Geographic. Now I know where these hundreds of fishing boats are coming from that we have been seeing around for the past day. We heard that Sihanoukville was very small and not alot to see, so we decided ahead of time to make it a beach day. We caught the ship's shuttle bus. The first stop was in town at the market place. We stayed on, but...

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Mar 15, 2009 - Seaside Sihanoukville

I headed off on the 8.30am bus from Phnom Penh yesterday and travelled 5 hours south to the beachside town of Sihanoukville via a public bus with air conditioning set to minus 5. Unfortunately it was raining so the drive took longer than it was supposed to and I didn’t get in until 3pm. From there it was a 15 minute motorbike ride in the driving rain to get from the town centre to a gorgeous little place called Serendipity Beach. I didn’t fancy walking around getting saturated trying to find a place to stay so I just went to the first...

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Taking the Long Way

Mar 13, 2009 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Shhhhhhhhhhhnnnnnnnnnnnoooooookkviiiilllle!!! I'm sure that the mighty King Sihanouk would be most put out by the thought of it but with a name like that I think I was bound for disappointment! Thoughts of tiny little water dwelling smurf like creatures came to mind as the inhabitants of this quant little fairy tale town... in reality? I think I enjoyed saying SHHHHHAAAA NOUK VILLE more then I enjoyed staying there :)!!! The beaches, although nice, were of a similar standard to Phuket with alot more rubbish. I'm normally that person...

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Mar 13, 2009 - Sihanoukville,cambodia

ALOHA TO ALL: Sihanoukville is a port no one seems able to pronounce...we're at Cambodia! Remember the rain at Singapore...cancelled deck party? Well, we more than made up for it under balmy full moon & stars night upon leaving Phu My. I even got in the Congo Line!! Haven't done that in years! We toured the deck, people joining & dropping off the line. Felt like a kid again!! But prior to arriving in this 'resort' port, we had a sea day that to share with you. Remember the quilters who are seated near us in the dining room? Well, after Viet...

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Mar 9, 2009 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

So i will just start out with the big news and say that there wont be any photos with this entry because i plugged my card reader into a computer in good old cambodia, and apparently it was infected with a virus, or at least thats what it says when i tried to plug it into another computer later and it refused to load the pics. but the biggest problem is that i lost all my photos!! for the enttire trip. over 300 in total! wish i could get ahold of the idiot who likes to make peoples lives hell just for fun by infecting computers with...

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Feb 2, 2009 - Beachy bliss part 2!

Hi Everyone! Thanks for all your replies so far....we have decided to go to Bangkok, from where we can use a more advanced travel system ie - sleeper trains, internal flights, comfy buses on good roads. We will still head to Laos and Northern Thailand, but hopefully make time for some island, beach time in the south (Matt wants to go to Kho Phi Phi) We are still lazing on the beach, being harassed by every type of person selling every type of thing! All the beach kids are amazed by scrabble, and enjoy showing us that they know their ABC's....

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Feb 1, 2009 - Beachy bliss!

Ahhhh, at last we are away from the hustle, bustle, dirt and noise....I am sat a computer, and when I peep over my screen I can see the sea....about ten meters away!!! Having visited a tiny, tiny place called Kep and found no room at the inn we went to Kampot (famouse for producing pepper). We then discoved that the road to the deserted hill station of Bokor was closed, we hot footed it to the costa-del-cambodia. So far I've eaten a cheese burger and a banana split, and I have nothing else to tell you all!! We are trying to decide between...

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