Monthly Archives: December 2010

Bamboo Bridge

After leaving Phnom Penh, we headed north along the Mekong. Our first stop was Kampong Cham. Even though it is a provincial capital, the city is quiet and subdued. Our hotel was right across the street from the mighty Mekong. … Continue reading

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Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

One of the most memorable parts of Phnom Penh will be the cops. You can get pulled over for the silliest of reasons. For example, it is not legal to have your headlights on during the day. Keep in mind … Continue reading

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Cambodia Atrocities

We arrived in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. It is hard to imagine that in 1975, mere days after taking control of the country, the Khmer Rouge evacuated the whole city and put the people to work on rice … Continue reading

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A Beachy Christmas

A beach Christmas it is. We settled into a cozy little bungalow hotel for a few days in the beach town of Sihanoukville. All eight of us were together to celebrate Christmas in a strange land. There were no sleighs, … Continue reading

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Bamboo Trains

We are heading for the beach. But first, along the way, we made a quick day-stop in the town of Battambang. The town is significant as it lays in one of the largest mine fields in the world, stretching from … Continue reading

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Floating Village

We took a quick trip to see a floating village on the massively large Tonle Sap lake which figures prominently on the map of Cambodia. The village was just that – a collection of houses, shops, and other buildings you … Continue reading

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Angkor What?

There are dozens of temples strewn throughout the countryside around Siem Reap. The most famous, of course, is Angkor Wat. The others are by no means less impressive. The fantastic thing is that even though I’ve spent two days going … Continue reading

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