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Jan 2, 2005 - Siem Reap - Angkor blimey Wat

After an epic bus journey from Bangkok, though the Cambodian border and on to Siem Reap, we finally arrived at 11pm after setting out at 6am. Was the company a bit dodgy a hear you ask .. oh yes! Very! But for a ridiculously cheap price you can only conclude that you get what you pay for. Mental note, next time ask more questions! But Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and the heaps of other monuments, structures and ruins were well worth the excruitiating journey. Some parts were being swallowed by the jungles, others pristine and easy to imagine the...

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Dec 12, 2004 - Riding a motorcycle through the countryside near Battambang

We left Siem Reap by boat. This was an interesting experience, because the boat on our ticket did not look a thing like the boat we ended up boarding! :) In fact, the Angkor Express was not express at all! It was supposed to take about 4-5 hours (and that is being very generous) but as we watched the boat we thought we were taking speed off, and as we felt our boat rock itself out of the mud and putt itself down the initial channel, we knew we were in for a ride! 8 hours later, we arrived in Battambang (to a tout who told several passengers...

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Oct 27, 2004 - Battambang

We took the bus from Pursat to Battambang, the second largest city in Cambodia with a definite collonial feel. For two days we squeezed in some sight-seeing. Our first "Authentic Cambodian Experience'' on the Bamboo Train or, as the foreigners say, the Funny Train! Our guide had explained that this was a traditional form of train and that it would be just us three, our three drivers and the motos. Our curiosity aroused we agreed to the trip and off we set. After several stops at orchards and a few glasses of rice wine we arrived at a train...

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