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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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