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Dec 30, 2014 - Battambang, Bamboo Train and travel to Banteay Chmar

Day 4 - Tues 12/30 Early start to the day - for those interested, we left at 6:50a for the bamboo train! Ok, so 'Train' is a little strong. It does use old rails that were built for a train from Battambang to Pnohm Pehn back in the protectorate days by the French. The 'train' consists of individual trollies, sitting on a set of axles, each with their own 5hp engine. Power is transmitted to the axles by a couple of fan belts. Another belt is used as a brake. The driver of each car controls the speed by sliding the engine back and forth to...

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Southeast Asia 2014

Mar 9, 2012 - Jason's 35th Birthday in Thailand & Cambodia!

Cambodia - Day 1 - Siem Reap Poor Jason, spent the last 11 hours on an overnight bus to Bangkok, getting a little amount of sleep - once midnight hit I sang him “Happy Birthday”! That’s right, the old man is officially 35 now. LOL We arrived at the bus station at 6:50am, we were dropped off in the wrong location so we had to walk about another km to the main ‘Mo Chit’ bus terminal. We dropped our bags inside the terminal and sat down for a few minutes, Jason got up leaving me with the bags and went to find a ticket booth selling tickets to...

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Mar 10, 2011 - Thailand to Malaysia

We reached the 1200km mark yesterday as we rode through a small Muslim community on our way to the east coast of Malaysia. Jen set a tough pace eager to reach Kota Bharu as the last seven days were filled with a crash (Jen’s earned a few more beauty marks), up hill riding in blistering sun then heavy rain, and wet/thunder/lightning camping in, gulp, wild elephant territory. After many KM’s of riding in Thailand we discovered that we had to venture a bit more off the main path to get away from the heavy tourism. The beaches, waters and...

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Oct 27, 2008 - Worst road in Asia - confirmed

I can confirm that the road from Poipet on the Thai/Cambodia border is one of the worst that I have ever travelled. The 5 hour bus journey from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet was uneventful and crossing the border into Cambodia was easier than expected having obtained the necessary visa on-line before hand. Travel from Poipet to Siem Reap is by taxi and I "negotiated" a price of 60 USD, down from 75 although higher than the 40 that I was hoping for. I was advised that there was no further room for negotiations as the taxi drivers had formed a...

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May 5, 2008 - Scammy McScammerson & Company

We left Koh Chang at 6:00 am en route to Siem Reap, Cambodia and the temples of Angkor Wat. It was pouring rain when we left and I quickly realized that I had forgotten my rain jacket in the internet café the night before. First casualty of the trip. Unfortunately our travel umbrella has the circumference of a dinner plate, and I was soaked to the bone by the time we made it from our bungalow to the waiting bus. I guess karma had the last laugh as I then left the umbrella on the first bus. Second casualty of the trip. So I am now left...

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Nov 18, 2004 - Surin

Apres la bouillonnante Bangkok, nous voila dans la tranquille ville de Surin a l'Est de la capitale. C'est le point de depart pour aller visiter les temples khmers rouges sur la frontiere cambogienne accompagnes d'un excellent guide. La frontiere est une zone assez tendue: des khmers rouges revendiquent certains territoires et il se pourrait que certains se cachent dans la jungle. Un militaire thailandais arme nous doit meme nous ouvrir le chemin... Et surtout, ne pas s'en ecarter car il y a encore des mines: tout ca pour vous effrayer un...

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