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Aug 20, 2008 - Flying to Cambodia

Flying to Cambodia today and leaving the hotel at 9:00 am. Will write again when we get to a computer. We will be going to Angkor Wat today. We arrived in Siem Reap and checked into our hotel. The Tara Angkor Hotel that is only 1 year old. The hotel is beautiful, with dark wood decor everywhere. We were greeted with a cold towel and a cold sweetened lemongrass drink. Yummy...especially when the humidity is like 85 %. We then headed to town for lunch on a tuk tuk and had noodles from a man pushing a cart on the street. Yummy. Then we took...

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Jul 22, 2008 - Cambodia - Siem Reap

Siem Reap - our next stop - was six hours north of Phnom Phen. The journey went fast, much aided by the plush air conditioned coach we travelled in and the beautiful scenery outside the window - all rice paddies, palm and banana tress, and wooden houses built on stilts. Children played in the rivers whilst farmers led snow-white cattle to feed (and their skinny frames needed it!) We stopped half way at a small town and were immediately surrounded by smiling but very grimy children, begging. We didn't give them any money (we've heard it goes...

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Jul 16, 2008 - Siem Reap

Greetings So we made it to Siem Reap ( Anchor Watt) We spent the first day walking around town and hit up one of the numerous markets that they had. That seems to be the trend, that we stop at the markets through each town. We also got everything together for the next day and our big trip to Anchor Watt, which was expensive. The following day we had a tuk tuk driver meet us at our hotel at 430am, we then proceeded to Anchor watt to see the sun rise. It was so pretty, i only wish i had a better camera. There where a few times that i was...

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Jun 23, 2008 - Angkor Wat

Hei igjen... Bussen vaar gaar ikke for om et par timer til Hovedstaden, saa da rekker jeg aa oppdatere dere hjemme litt... Tusen takk for hyggelig mail, mamma. Blei litt stressa naar jeg ikke horte noe fra deg! Men da veit jeg at du har det bra! Faar daarlig samvittiget naar jeg veit du jobber saa mye for meg. men du skal vite at jeg er evig takknemlig! Ellers har det ikke skjedd stort siden sist... Vi hr vaert ute aa spist litt... Maten her er utrolig god...Olen oxo for den saks skyld... :) Det blir et par ol hver dag, men det er ikke...

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Jun 23, 2008 - Siem Reap

Hei igjen alle sammen!! Saa koselig aa faa litt svar fra dere der hjemme! Mamma, du maa hore fra deg oftere, savner deg votto!!! :) Naa er vi i Kambodsja, her er det... Hva skal jeg si... Alt er utrolig spennende og annerledes her. Menneskene er veldig sote, men litt slitsomme... De skal alltid presse ting paa deg "for only one dollar"... De er adskillig flinkere i engelsk her i forhold til Thailand. Siem Rap, som er "byen" vi bor i naa lever av Ankor Wat, som jeg har lagt ut er par bilder fra. Det er en en av verdens 7 underverker og er...

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Apr 13, 2008 - Cambodia

Almost done with Siem Reap-Cambodia!We are both still well!! Even Al, no tummy bugs. Have been having a great time with lots of new experiences. We bought a 3 day pass to the Angkor temple region. Did 2 and a half days of visits, it was pretty awe inspiring. We even found the stegosaurus carving, as seen in the Creation magazine. (dinosaur bones not discovered till 200 years ago yet these carvings are 1000 y.o.) Today we went to a massive lake 150km by 35km in the dry season (+ 15km wider and longer in the wet.) It supports 1 million people...

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Mar 28, 2008 - Siem Reap

I took a long, hot bus ride from Phnom Pehn to Siem Reap and was happy that I had booked a guest house ahead of time to meet me at the bus station and bring me into town. I got to my place and was very happy with the accommodations but disappointed to realize that it was a bit off the main drag making it harder for me to find a single traveling partner to share a tuk-tuk to the temples with. That afternoon I plotted out which of the temples I wanted to see at Angkor Wat telling myself it was okay to do nothing more than that. I decided that...

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Mar 4, 2008 - love this place called thailand

hi all, well im in another part of the country a little south of roi-et this time, cant even begin to spell it but im with a monk, personalised tour, ha ha, what a trip, well ill post again when i can get to a internet cafe, im borrowing the monks laptop so dont want to get struck by lightning, bye for now, regards, suttoh

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Feb 18, 2008 - Angkor Wat

The temples of Angkor are one of the world's top archeological sites. The massive structures, built between 800 and 1400AD, are surrounded by rainforest. There are about 300 monuments scattered through the jungle within a couple of miles of each other but only the largest have been excuvated and some of these have been reconstructed. The intricate work on statues, murals and temples themselves is quite amazing. How they raised the massive stones that form the walls of the structures, which are several stories high, I have no idea! We did...

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Feb 17, 2008 - Siem Reap

Siem Reap is a small market town that has become the base for those visiting the Angkor temples. Here we had our first taste of dragon fruit - crisp but not much flavour - and pineapple pancakes -yummy! From here we took a motorcycle powered tuk-tuk to view the temples or wats as they are called here.

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Feb 15, 2008 - CAMBODIA, Day 1, 2, 3, in the Angkor Kingdom

Day 1 Roluos Group 9th century, earliest site of 600-year Angkorian Period: Bakong (sunrise), Preah Ko, Lolei, Prei Monti, Trapeang Phong (we met our 1st graders), Totoeng Thngai (children, just doorways) Day 2 Pre Rup (sunrise), Banteay Samre (2nd favorite), Phnom Bok (up the never ending staircase), Chau Srei Vibol (sworded child guide) Day 3 Banteay Kdei (sunrise), Ta Prohm 1250AD, Ta Nei, Ta Keo, Thomanon, Chao Say Thevoda Day 4 Bayon (sunrise), Baphoun, Terrace of Elepants and Leper King, Phimeanakas, Royal Pond, Preah Paliday, Tep...

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Jan 1, 2008 - Dancing on a Motorbike

So we are now in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It took a while coming through the Arrival process at the airport, what with absolutely everyone in two planes needing to get Visas, but eventually we came to the exit and, when we saw the hoards of people standing there with Hotel placards and individual's names, we were joking about whether or not our chauffeur would be awaiting us when, lo and behold, we see a green sign saying 'Golden Banana' & 'McIntyre'! Last thing we had expected was to be picked up at the airport as we are not exactly paying the...

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