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Last Stop Angkor Wat

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“It is of such extraordinary construction that it is not possible to describe it with a pen, particularly since it is like no other building in the world. It has towers and decoration and all of the refinements which the…

One Dolla Chia

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In Cambodia’s west-central jungles lie the ruins of an ancient Khmer kingdom, at the center of which sits the impressive site of Angkor Wat. There are innumerable ruins of palaces, temples, and royal buildings immediately surrounding Angkor Wat, but it…

The Killing Fields

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WARNING: This blog post contains graphic content. We highly encourage you to read it for your own education, but be aware that you will probably find it disturbing. There is a high school in downtown Phnom Penh, Cambodia, known as…

Gear Review: Roasting Coffee on the Road

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When we first started our blog nearly two years ago, we intended to do regular gear reviews. So far we’ve done a grand total of zero gear reviews, and have leaned more toward stories from the road. A few months…

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A Unique Day in the Country

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My traditional krama scarf kept only some of the dust out of my nose and mouth as my motorcycle driver raced along the packed dirt road and I was soon covered from head to foot in the fine, grey powder. Jim…

The Cambodiwood Encounter

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One day, in a Dairy Queen near Sheena’s parents’ house, a strange thing happened and we found ourselves sitting in the booth adjacent to the booth occupied by Alice Cooper. Several years later, in a place very much unlike a…

Cambodian Dolphin Hunt

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  Brad had finally reached defeat. His stomach gurgled and groaned and kept him horizontal for 24 hours straight. He lay in bed exhausted by nausea and uninterested in exploring the world around him. He wasn’t the only one. Four…

A Chance Encounter

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  It all started with a note clipped under Nacho’s windshield wiper. Hello friends- I am a fellow Volkswagen T3 owner and have some questions for you about your set up. Please call and we will meet up. – Soenke…

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Waltzing through Ruins

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The temple ruins of the Kingdom of Angkor. A dream destination for historians, photographers, and travelers alike. Shrouded in misty, humid jungles, much of the city still buried in the over-growth, the full scale of the size of the city…

Why we are driving next time

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Why we are driving next time July 28, 2013 The following are accepted facts when booking transport in Cambodia: Two hours will mean four… or more. Descriptions like ‘VIP’ and ‘Air-con’ are unrelated to the actual trip you are booking…

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Cousteau in Cambodia

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Sihanoukville. Both one of the best and worst places we visited on our last trip. We stayed in a seriously amazing bed and breakfast just out of town. The weather was warm. We were within a short walk of a…

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Angkor Wat?

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To visit an historical site in New Zealand often means a visit to a Māori pā site which will involve standing in a grassy field, or on a headland, looking at a ditch which marks an old fence line, perhaps…

Ghosts of Cambodia’s past

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Ghosts of Cambodia’s past May 18, 2013 The city of Phnom Penh has so many other things to offer, but as you walk past the rows of waiting tuk-tuk drivers you hear the repeated chant of ‘Killing field’ ‘Genocide museum’…

Would you like fried tarantula with that?

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Would you like fried tarantula with that? April 29, 2013 The sun was setting and the tuk-tuk drivers were swarming… welcome to Phnom Penh.   Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s bustling and confusing capital city. The glossy, neatly paved Riverfront area boasts…

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Cambodia – beaches, temples and killing fields

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The most memorable experiences of our two-week tour through Cambodia were the beautiful beaches, the visit of the fantastic temples of Angkor Wat, and the encounter with the terrible history of the country under the regime of the Khmer Rouge.…

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The Killing Fields of Phnom Penh

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**** Warning – this post contains some graphic photos and disturbing text. It’s an incredibly important history lesson but be warned, the story isn’t pretty *** Cambodia, a country that touched my heart for many reasons. Much of our time…

Cambodia, Take 3!

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If anyone asked me how many times I’d visit Cambodia it may have been uhhh once.  Never did I think I’d have to get a Cambodian visa 3 times!  The day after we got back from Vietnam we just could…

Cambodia, Take 2!

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The day after Mom and Dad left Phuket, we took a flight to BKK.  Was surreal that they were here a few days ago with us, but no worries, we shall see them soon at some point!  After doing some…

Angkor Wat & Battambang

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  The next morning we somehow got up at 3:30am.  We like to sleep, actually I love to sleep, so this was a real feat!  Angkor Wat is the main attraction around Siem Reap and everything around the city is…

Cambodia at last!

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When I was working at a pharmacy on the north side of Houston, we had a huge Vietnamese patient base.  Sprinkled in there were a couple of Lao, couple of Thai, and a Cambodian patient.  After meeting these people, it…

Cambodja – Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

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In Phnom Penh wilden we graag een paar dingen zien die te maken hadden met het verleden van Cambodja en de Kmher Rouge: de S-21 gevangenis en de killing fields. Dus niet zo’n geweldig blije dag maar wel noodzakelijk volgens…

Cambodja – de grens, Kratie en naar Phnom Penh

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Na een week Laos was het weer tijd om door te gaan richting onze eindbestemming, Singapore. Laos was erg leuk maar toch behoorlijk overspoeld met Amerikaanse en Europese backpackers. Op naar Cambodja via het uiterste zuiden van Laos over een…