Monthly Archives: December 2011

My Christmas Lunch : Sofitel, Phnom Penh

With our budget out of the window for the festive season, we were all set upon treating ourselves to a free-flow champagne brunch at the Sofitel, Phnom Penh. The entertainment was to consist of a jazz trio and a clown … Continue reading

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The silence of S-21: Tuol Sleng

Having met Miss Marsh and her female friend “The G’ster” in Phnom Penh, it was with much foreboding that I suggested we spend a traditional Christmas Eve by way of visiting a genocide museum. Given that both the 0.5 and … Continue reading

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Sun, sea, and snakes : Sihanoukville

In great contrast to the functional border town that is Koh Kong, our next stop of Sihanoukville and its surrounding beaches can be regarded as firmly established on the tourist route. With its solid, multi-level structures constructed of man-made material, … Continue reading

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“Paedogeddon!” : Koh Kong

Once you’ve entered Cambodia, it doesn’t take long to establish that you have arrived in one of the poorest countries of the World. A cursory look around and things appear altogether less polished than across the border in Thailand (and … Continue reading

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Scams : Kao Sok to Cambodia

Bidding a rushed farewell to my parens and sister, we left Phuket Town on a bus bound for Kao Sok National Park. The journey was set to take four hours yet was costing us less than the 20 minute Taxi … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t succeed… : Ko Phi Phi

I really couldn’t let my family visit Thailand without taking in the sights of Phang Nga bay and a trip to the Phi Phi Islands. So with what at the time both my sister and I believed to be decent … Continue reading

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Light after dark: Phuket

So the day after seeing at first hand the bright neon lights and sex trade of Bangkok, we took a short hop flight back down to the Andaman sea coastline to see at first hand the bright neon lights and … Continue reading

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