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Apr 22, 2004 - Siem Reap: Angkor What?

I'm about to head to a bar here in Siem Reap called The Angkor What? I spend the day touring the temples and ruins of Angkor. It turns out that it's not the government of Cambodia that's oppressive, it's the heat. Even though the rainy season hasn't started yet, and the land is pretty parched, there are still mosquitos around and I'm cultivating a malaria paranoia. Half of me wants to run naked through the ruins to escape the heat, and the other half wants to don an air-conditioned suit of armor to escape the bugs. They say that in New...

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Apr 22, 2004 - You'll want a dry, white wine with that Cobra...

...to the Mekong Delta for the My Tho market, drinking cobra wine. . . the list goes on and on. This is one grueling trip and we are now in Siem Reap Cambodia seeing Angkor Wat. Next? Have absolutely no time to write as we are scouring the earth. -------- Editor's Note: OK, *clearly* they did not 'literally' canvas the city of Hong Kong. That would have required approximately 153,000 square miles of canvas (And you'd probably want to get a few thousand extra square miles, as canvas is known to rip when you use such wide swaths), roughly...

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Mar 12, 2004 - angkor

After a very early start in Chiang Mai and a very stressful journey due to a cancelled flight I arrived in Siem Reap airport around lunch time. After getting through all the immigration stuff I had my first real taste of transport Asian style as I hopped on the back of a moped to get me to town, packs and all. Was a bit unsure of this at first but once we got going it was fine. The main problem was getting rid of the driver, James, when I got to town. There was some general chit-chat on the road, usual stuff; where you from?, what's your...

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Jan 14, 2004 - Sunshine again !

We arrived in Siem Reap (pronounced Se-am Rip)in Cambodia last night. Our plane was delayed but we got free beer on the flight so it was worth waiting for. We hired bikes for $3 for 2 days and today visited Angkor Wat. It was handy that we got told that we should leave our bikes with a drinkseller to watch over them whilst we explored the Wat as we needed to drink a lot of water. This was despite setting off after the midday sun. It works out quite well - you look after our bikes and we will buy water off you when we get back (which we...

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Jun 22, 2003 - Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

After the previous day's adventures we found a pleasant hotel to stay in. Once again in town Joel & Billy were celebrities. We pass one resaurant where the girls jump up and down, call their names and try to hug and kiss them. (It was never like this for me when I was young!) Most trvellers to Siem Reap are there for one reason - to visit the vast temple complex at Angkor Wat. Here there are many 11th century temples built on a huge scale with amazing detail- carvings etc. We visited Angkor Wat and this is where I should wax lyrical about...

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Jun 21, 2003 - The Road to Cambodia

We have just arrived in Cambodia after an eventful trip from Thailand. We took a local bus at 9.30 in the morning to Aranyaprathet. From here we had booked a ticket on an air conditioned bus to Siem Reap. A pickup truck collected us and dropped us at the border, we then went through and bought our visa. It was very busy with beggars hawkers and officials hassling. We came through in about half an hour and were then bundled on a motorcycle and side car to the tour company's office. We waited there with a few other friendly travellers. After...

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Nov 18, 2002 - Siam Reap

So we flew to Siam Reap in Cambodia, got a nice hotel, and then the next day got a taxi for three days to explore the enormous temple complex around the town. Siam Reap a bustling and growing town, though not many old people, probably as almost the whole population was killed by the Khmer Rouge (Red Flag - extreme Maoists). Our taxi driver's parents were killed by them too. He is a teacher, but gets far mmore money taxi driving (he drove Angelina Jolie when she was here filming Tomb Raider!). So we get a three day pass and begin to explore...

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Jan 20, 2002 - Cambodian Temples of the Killing Fields

Copyright 2004 David Rich 1200 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com T h e T e m p l e s o f t h e K i l l i n g F i e l d s We went to Cambodia to see the temples at Siem Reap, from Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom to the exquisite Banteay Srei, but the ghosts of the Killing Fields dogged our every step. The specter of the Killing Fields was particularly vivid to Ronnie, who drove us around in a Datsun so beat up, it rasped, clunking around the temples for three days. Ronnie had avoided the extermination of the Killing Fields by hiding out in the remote...

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