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Jan 10, 2013 - Visiting Kampong Cham

Travel to the 3rd largest city in Cambodia, Kampong Cham. With lots of free time today why not rent a bike and cruise along the river exploring the countryside to meet friendly locals or visit the 11th Century Vat Nokor temple. A very traditional Cambodian experience awaits you in this remarkably rural City. Enjoy an included local dinner tonight.

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Jan 7, 2012 - Moto to Nowhere

With a few days left in Kratie and nothing particular to do, I decided I needed an “adventure” and rented a moto (“motorcycle”) to just drive aimlessly and see what would happen. I told the hotel that I might or might not be back that night but would return their moto the next day. For this adventure, I packed a camera, a compass, detailed maps, a GPS, a flashlight, an alarm clock, a calculator, my address book and my appointment calendar. In case I got bored, I had a few books, some games, and dozens of music CDs. Fortunately, all of those...

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May 25, 2011 - Kampong Cham

Oooooh, the busto Kampong Cham was nice! hehehehe! The actual bus wasn't too bad, but poor Chris was feeling very very ill! He travelled nearly the whole way with his face in a sick bag, and also made the bus stop three times for, um, nasty bum episodes!! (it would have been four had we not pulled into a services at the right time!) We got to Kampong Cham and had already decided to get a nice hotel with air con and a tv for Chris to watch the football. We spent the rest of the day in the room! Nice and cool! Another lazy day today, we...

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Dec 16, 2008 - Kompong Cham

Welcome to Cambodia, country number 16 on this trip. The border guards seemed more concerned with their $1 bribes than fining me for overstaying in Laos by a day which was fine by me. After 12 hours and three cramped buses neither of which met the description of air-con luxuary given when I purchased the ticket (no surprise at all) I finally made it to Kompong Cham, Cambodia's surprisingly small and quiet 3rd city which rests on the Mekong. En route I met a second Dutch/Colombian couple in the space of a month - wonder what the chances of...

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Where's Malcolm?

Apr 12, 2008 - Kampong Cham

Den heutigen Tag haben wir im Wesentlichen damit verbracht mit dem us quer durch Kambodscha zu fahren. Aufgrund des Neujahrsfest der Khmer war es fast unmoeglich noch Bustickets zu kaufen. Nach unzaehligen Anrufen einer sehr geduldigen Frau im Reisebuero in Siem Reap erstanden wir schliesslich zumindestens Tickets fuer den ersten Teil unserer Strecke fuer einen Bus in Richtung Hauptstadt. Da wir unterwegs in einem kleinen Kaff aussteigen mussten, haben wir sogar noch einen in Khmer verfassten Zettel mitbekommen, auf dem unser Ausstiegsort...

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Oct 6, 2006 - Revenge of the Killer Monkeys

We leave Siam Reap to head for the small provincial town of Kampong Cham, on the Mekong. Once there, a few of us hire a tuk-tuk to take us to the twin temple "man and woman" hills. The driver warns us about monkeys - they'll try to grab things if you're carrying anything. Suffice to say, I spot one, and Carolina is holding a bottle of water, so it heads for her. She panics, hides behind me and puts the water between me and my backpack. Obviously, the monkey jumps up at me, before getting bored and disappearing. The temples themself are OK,...

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Jul 10, 2006 - Kampong Cham - Eerie

Instead of lengthy journey through Thailand or a direct but stupidly expensive flight, we decided to take our chances and travel through Northwest Cambodia to its tiny, and just recently opened and internationally unrecognized border. The first stop was Kampong Cham. It is where we wanted to catch a boat that would travel up the mighty Mekong River. Unfortunately, now that the Japanese had helped build a bridge over the river, the boats had been swiftly put out of business. For the city, this meant that it went from a stopover with a...

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Jul 9, 2006 - A hell of a bus to Phnom Penh

Crossing the Border to Cambodia We were scammed. Sylvein (Frenchman) and I left Don Det with $22 tickets all the way to Phnom Penh. Departing 7:30 and arriving 9pm. The trip was to be in new air conditioned mini vans and a couple of short boat trips. We doubled checked that the mini vans would be good quality and were assureds that they would be. We expected to be held up at the both Laos and Cambodia borders and to have to pay Bribes to get through but that was OK. Cambodia must be the most corrupt country on earth.!! paying bribes We...

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Karen's Trip 2006

Jun 21, 2006 - Kampong Cham

We went to Kampong Cham with our monk friends. It was pretty sweet, we ate some rice and "spoke jokes" with each other. After that we went to a couple of wat's and then headed back. Good times, good times. ps. Polo got angry at me for sleeping on the ride through Kompang Cham because he claims its the best province in Cambodia and I'm crazy for sleeping through it. It has the best fruit, best views and best ladies in all of Cambodia.

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Jun 14, 2006 - Kamphong Cham

Well we arrived here late at night after a huge day crossing the border and riding in a minibus with no windows and rust holes everywhere. Of course the weather decided to pour with rain while our minibus took the dodgy back route instead of the new highway. So we were dumped in front of a pay-by-the-hour hotel wet, muddy and exhausted with a guy from Ghana who was trying to get to Phnom Penh. We refused to stay at their commission hotel and asked to be taken to a much nicer place around the corner - splurging $5 for our own bathroom! A...

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Mar 11, 2006 - When we though we had seen it all.....N. Cambodia

Our mini-bus from the Laos border dropped us off in Stung Treng and we were faced with deciding where we wanted to go first. We chose Siem Reap as our first destination, which would allow us to explore the Temples of Angkor. The guy that met us at the drop off (that's what they do.. you buy a ticket from one shark and they drop you off right at their friend's place who's also a master shark). So shark #2 tries to sell us tickets for and outrageous price and after about 1 hour of bartering we cut his offering price in half and were on our...

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Feb 9, 2006 - Kompong Cham

9 Feb Thu KOMPONG CHAM An early start for a long journey, the pick-up arrived at our guesth at 7:45. Our destination was Kompng Cham, a city by the Mekong (how surprising). Originally we wanted to go to Phnom Penh straight but Kurt (the Austrian guy from Ban Lung) loved this place so much that it inspired us to stop there for a while. We decided to travel "outside", as it was almost half price (6 USD instead of 10) and we knew "inside" quite well: 7 people cramped in, no leg space whatsoever. We were afraid a bit to have chickens for...

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