Category Archives: Cambodia

The Killing Fields : Choeung Ek

Before leaving Cambodia for Vietnam, we stayed one more night in Phnom Penh as we still yet to take in the Genocide Memorial Centre, some 17km outside of the city. Choeung Ek is popularly referred to as “The Killing Fields” … Continue reading

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Mine’s bigger than yours : Angkor Wat

For our third and last full day in Siem Reap, we intend to see the triumvirate of heavyweight temples that make this area famous throughout whe world. Angkor Thom, Ta Phrom, and Angkor Wat between them are the focus of … Continue reading

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Dude, where’s my house? – Tonle Sap

In my last blog entry I mentioned the existence of temple fatigue and the strong possibility of succumbing to it after a short stay in Siem Reap. Well, with this front of mind, I’m going to summarise our visit to … Continue reading

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Stone Temple Pile Outs: Siem Reap

So after several unanticipated stutters, I have finally made it to Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor. The hurdles faced were various. First up there were the devastating floods back in November, which accompanied by a serious Dengue fever … Continue reading

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Sgt Pepper : Kampot

When someone announces that they a big fan of Pepper, you can be pretty much sure they will be referring to the 1967 Beatles album and not the spice native to the Western Ghats of India. Whilst being a huge … 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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“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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