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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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