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Mar 17, 2009 - A series of unfortunate incidents

The bus ride north to Battambang was long and arduous. I had decided to fork out the extra few dollars for the ‘limousine’ bus, which basically means its slightly more comfortable, has airconditioning, only one person per seat and doesn’t stop to pick up locals every 5 minutes, plus it has a toilet. This bus cost $16US and the public bus would have been $10US. I figured the extra money was well spent for such a long trip. The bus was everything I had expected and I rode along merrily. The bus stopped about half way in Phnom Penh and I...

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Taking the Long Way

Feb 14, 2009 - Battambang

A good night sleep was had by all...well at least the 2 of us. 1st thing this morning, we were off in seach of breakfast. We found the "White Rose" with the help of LP (aka Lonely Planet). At 0900, it must be late for breakfast here but it was perfect for us - hardly anyone there - but we knew it was good - last night it was packed!!! Traditional Asian breakfasts (rice/noodles) for both of us and really good coffee - no Nescafe here. When we were done, we searched out the Vietnamese Embassy to see if we could get visas - no luck -it was...

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Jan 18, 2009 - Battambang

The boat ride from Siem Reap to Battambang was, as advertised, very beautiful! But, lovely as it was, we can only recall the length (9 hours) as we nurse our recovering backsides! Battambang is a city slightly bigger than Siem Reap, but feels much smaller. Many of the city streets are still unpaved and the city center can easily be walked in a handful of blocks. While there's not a lot to do here, we have stayed a few days to plan our crossing into Thailand and how we will spend our time there. There's been a change with visas from Thailand...

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Jan 15, 2009 - Battambang Countryside

I chose Battambang for a stop to see the countryside and lush agriculture and farms. Jamie and I arranged for a guide and 2 motorbikes to show us around where we normally wouldn't know where to go. It's best to go around places like this with a guide because you never know where there could be land mines. Our guide was a survivor of the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970's and in a refugee camp for 12 years. He lost his brother and sister to the terror that went on but was able to get away himself. He was a wealth of knowledge on the Khmer Rouge,...

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Jan 14, 2009 - Boat ride from Siem Reap to Battambang

To see a different side of Cambodia that you normally wouldn't see via bus or train, Jamie and I chose to take the boat ride to our next destination, Battambang. Spent 8-9 hours sitting on the top deck squashed in with locals and other tourists. The ride was very interesting to say the least. We went past a few floating villages that made for some great photo opportunities, and all the village kids in the watr and on the hill would scream hi to you and wave. I'm sure a routine they look forward to daily. Almost clipped a few small boats and...

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Jan 2, 2009 - Battambang / CAMBODGE

Hello les amis, Nous voila au Cambodge ! Nous passons la frontiere le 2/01 au matin apres avoir pris un bus en partance de Bangkok. Le passage de la frontiere (digne d'une image de far ouest moderne, la poussiere en plus) est une peu chaotique, et deja au Cambodge, pas mal de rabatteurs vous attendent pour vous vendre leur taxi ou differentes arnaques ... Les Cambodgiens essaient de vous "entuber" a longueur de journee, c'est un peu penible et surtout lourd en fin de journee. Battambang, deuxieme ville du pays par sa taille est sans grand...

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Dec 28, 2008 - Battambang

Next we moved onto the quiet city of Battambang which has more than its fair share of faded French colonial-era charm, as well as being Cambodia's second largest city by population. The main reason for me to visit Battambang is take a ride on what Cambodian's call a norry, a small home made bamboo train used by some enterprising locals to make some not-quite-legal trips on the railways and thus taking fare-dodging to a new level in the process. We signed up for what turned out to be a surprisingly interesting day excursion which showed us...

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Where's Malcolm?

Apr 30, 2008 - "Hahaha. Very Far." - Battambang

Pnom Penh was a very different experience after being in Laos for a month. All of a sudden you have all of these luxuries that were previously unavailable, and we sure took advantage of them while we were there. We were very excited to find a couple actual supermarkets and made some much needed purchases: cheese, wine, chocolate, peanut butter, quality deodorant, and more! Our friends Jenny and Andrew from Chiang Mai were also in Phnom Penh and we got to reunite and catch up on our last month of traveling. We all went together to a museum...

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Mar 16, 2008 - Battambang

The lonely planet lies! The description of Battambang is that its a really nice place full of french colonial arhitecture where you can spend a few days doing nothing other than relaxing in beautiful surroundings. Lies all lies. It a dusty market town with only a couple of places to eat and drink and not much else. The part lonely planet do get right is that the surrounding countryside is beautiful. I took a motorbike tour around the local area to visit temples and a cave used by the Khmer Rouge called the Killing cave (obviously not...

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My Big Adventure

Feb 22, 2008 - There is no place like Cambodia

Arrived at our hotel in Phnom Penh,Cambodia via Air Asia on Wednesday after taking a motorbike to the street, a taxi to the airport, an airplane to Cambodia and a tuk tuk to the street we had stayed on before. Our hotel from last year was full, so Linda sat with the bags in the tuk tuk while Denny went in search of a room. It was dark, so we settled on a little room-our shakiest so far-in a lakeside lodge. Quite a different world here. Anyway, we feasted by the lakeside with several beers-a few extra to help us sleep-and the national...

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Jan 10, 2008 - Our Last Day in Siem Riep and On to Battambang

January 9 This is our last day in Siem Reip. Adjusting to the heat and humidity has been somewhat of a challenge. We arrive home from a day of sightseeing to a shower and change of clothes. The drill is to wash, apply the sunscreen and deet and then do it over again. As I sit here typing a little gecko is running across the desk after a bug. Our guest house, Bou Savy, www.bousavyguesthouse.com, is very comfortable and I am thankful for the aircon and coffee in the morning. The food has been delicious; We particularly enjoy the Green House...

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Our Trip to Cambodia

Jul 31, 2007 - Boats, Battambang and Bye Bye's

Mad Hatters Party The next Aussie community Evening took place - this time on the Tara boat that is located out on the Toni Sap Lake. So after a bike ride, bus ride and boat ride we arrived at our destination along with the other 50 guests - quiet a few I had met before so it was a little like greeting old friends. I was wearing a special creation, proudly designed by a gifted Green Gecko artist called Cory but unfortunately the judges did not seem to take that into account but rightly order the winning hats to both Tania and Rem - who...

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