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Mar 5, 2019 - The Vulture Restaurant at Boeng Toal

One might not consider vultures a 'sight-to-be-seen' but they are actually quite magnificent birds who perform a necessary function, and who like Rodney Dangerfield can truly utter the phrase, "I get no respect". The vulture populations in Cambodia are extremely threatened because : 1) the lack of large native animal carcasses, and 2) the use of diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug used in livestock, which is poisonous when ingested by vultures who eat upon dead livestock. We were lucky enough to see three species of endangered vultures...

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Jan 23, 2007 - Temples, temples, temples

We joined up with Kay and Richard (from Australia and New Zealand respectively), who we'd met in Kratie, for an amazing road trip from Phnom Penh, up to Kompong Thom, Tbeng Meanchey and then to Prasat Preah Vihear on the northern border of Cambodia and Thailand. The trip took several days and we stayed at several dusty and neglected towns along the way. Our driver, Mab, was brilliant, negotiating some really hairy roads in the 4 x 4 while we hung on tightly and got relentlessly bounced around. On our first day, we did a trip that was the...

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Dec 21, 2006 - Village in Kulen district to Tbeng Meanchey

Distance: 25.1km In the morning the entire village came out to see the two of us, especially children. They were happy to pose for pictures, and although some were quite shy their curiosity caused them to keep coming back. Below the house there were two sets of puppies, each huddled together around a dying fire to keep warm. There were pigs, chickens, ducks, and water buffaloes running around the house. After we packed up our things, the family shared some breakfast with us. It was really nice. The little girl finally warmed up to us. After...

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Dec 19, 2006 - Anlong veng to Choam Ksant

Distance: 111.2 km The best way to describe this day would be to say that most of it was wasted deliberating whether or not to continue. After a quick breakfast in front of our guesthouse, we headed out towards the road to Choam Ksant. The traffic was heavy for a town this size, as most folks were on their way to work and kids on their way to school. We had no idea how far we had to go, or if there would be any food and water to be had on the way. We stopped several times asking locals those important questions, and got a different answer...

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Dec 29, 2004 - Siem Reap and the Angkor Temple Complex

Well hello everyone! Lance and I are currently in Siem Reap in the center of Cambodia, and we spent today traveling to some of the different temples that make up the Angkor Wat temple complex. We travled from Phnom Pehn to Siem Reap by speedboat up the Tonle Sap river - what an interesting experience that was! There were about 100 of us crammed on this boat and Lance and I got separated from our luggage so we had nothing to do to keep us busy during the five hour trip up river and no sunscreen! We didn't get seats inside the boat so we had...

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Mar 20, 2002 - SE Asia in Five Easy Pieces

Copyright 2002 Dave Rich jdavidrich@yahoo.com SE Asia in Five Easy Pieces The five SE Asian countries of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar have one thing in common: extremely friendly people. The Thais inhabit the land of smiles and are equaled if not surpassed by the Burmese and Shan in Myanmar and the lovely Vietnamese. The friendly Cambodians continue traumatized by their Khmer Rouge history while the Lao are the most laidback and reserved people in the area, making Latin Americans look frenetic. All five countries are...

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