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Sep 2, 2007 - Cambodia...Phnom Penh

We flew to Phnom Penh (in a lightening storm i might add), and arrived at our guesthouse (OKAY Guesthouse)in the evening on Sept 1st. As the books warn you, Cambodia is not quite the place you want to be walking around at night in dark alleys...since we were staying in a dark alley :), we decided to take a tuk tuk (taxi) to a restaurant near bye to grab some dinner. Thus far on the trip this was the most amount of beggers we have seen! Taxi drivers everywhere trying to get us to go with them, children on the street begging for money, etc....

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Jul 22, 2007 - Pnomh Penh

Vanmiddag na een lange, maar mooie boottocht aangtekomen in Phom Penh, de hoofdstad van Cambodja. De eerste indruk is dat het een erg relaxete, laid back stad is, niet zo'n gekkenhuis als Hanoi en Saigon met al de motortjes. PP is niet zo'n hele bijzondere stad. Ben hier wel twee dagen gebleven (heb nog genoeg tijd voordat ik naar Tanzania vlieg). Ik heb een dag een tourtje gedan met de motor driver die me van de boot naar het hotel gebracht heeft. Eerst naar de Killing fields: erg indrukwekkend, er zijn daar massa graven opgegraven....

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Jun 14, 2007 - Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh - I'm actually learning how to spell that. Arrived here after six hours in a bus from Battambang. I'm used to South American roads so this was a highway though the ox-carts slowed us down occasionally and the AC worked. Ended up in the penthouse suite - you know - the one up the ladder the receptionist didn't want to give me as she thought that I was too old to climb the five flights of stairs. I sure fooled her. Amazing views and worth the puffing. Arrived in time to do the museum and then wander along the river bank. You can...

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Jun 8, 2007 - Bus Trip to Phnom Penh

Today we are braving it by taking a bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. A 5 hour trip to cover 320 kms. So does that tell you what the roads are like! It was pretty uneventful - lots of potholes to keep us on our toes. We did have a/c, a commentary, sandwich (with who knows what on it), water. We stopped half way at a restaurant - where big piles of noodles were the order of the day. We have just about had noodles! Needless to say, we didn't order anything. As we were waiting to get back on board - we noticed a street stall selling...

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Dec 16, 2006 - cambodian bus bonanza

The next morning we began our journey to Siem Reap. We caught a bus to Kompong chang, a small town on the way. Our first big bus experience in Cambodia was a fun and memorable one. In Cambodia they love their karaoke and have it blasting on every tv in every bus. Yes, surprisingly all the buses have tv's. When I go back to Phnom Penh I'm definitely buying a DVD of it to show you all how awesome it is. One of my favorite ones involves an old Khmer man playing the flute as 6 pretty Khmer girls dance around him in tight gold hot pants grinding...

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Aug 18, 2006 - Truth In Advertising

Hi Everybody - This morning, while getting dressed for the day, I saw a commerical on the television that really caught my attention. Its visual was that of an blind runner being the first to cross the finish line of a long race. Beside him, showing him the way, was his sighted non-runner friend. After being declared the winner of the race, the image went black; then the words "Partnerships Ensure Success" appeared on the screen. It was a very touching commerical. The commerical was for a local bank here in Cambodia, but it just as easily...

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Mar 28, 2006 - Pursat, Cambodia

Hello Everyone! We finally made it to Pursat. It is very rural here and very 3rd world compared to the other countries that we have been in the past month. We are about a 4 hour bus ride to the capitol city. When we got here we were picked up and the "bus station" and taken right away to meet the students in the school. They were very excited. They are some of the brightest, happiest kids that I have ever met. After that, we went to the volunteer house, which is rather big. We have our own room, and sporadic electricity. It makes for very...

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Jan 29, 2005 - Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Phnom Penh

Kambodscha, was ihr reist in diese Land? Diese Frage ist bestimmt nicht unberechtigt wenn etwas auf die Vergangenheit zurueckgeblickt wird. Unter Pol Plot, dem Anfuehrer der Khmer Rouge, wurde die Bevoelkerung zwischen 1975 bis 1979 geschaendet. Saemtliche Kinder wurden von ihren Familien getrennt und viele welche eine Fremdsprache beherschten oder politisch aktiv waren, wurden exekutiert oder eingesperrt. Die Ideeologie von den Khmer Rouges war es, nichts anderes als eine Bauernbevoelkerung in Kambodscha zu tolerien. Jeder der gegen die...

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Nov 30, 2004 - Cambodia

we are in Phnom Penh and it is hot and muggy. we're at the happy guest house again and having a blast. Just waiting for Thai visas so we'll go to Sihaounikille to the beach for a few days. Then back here and off to Vietnam. to hot to write....or move.....

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