Tag Archives: Cambodia

Border crossing, Cambodia to Vietnam

Kampot is not far from the border, initially chosen for that proximity. This crossing is fairly new, and like the crossing with Thailand, the area between the border posts is littered with casinos, and construction of new ones. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Homestay- Central Cambodia

Successful travel (and life, if you want to get expansive about it) is all about managing the gap between expectation and reality. So far on our adventure, these have aligned pretty neatly. When a disconnect occurs, it can lead to … Continue reading

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Phonm Penh, dec 5-10

We exit the speedboat with a map in my head of how to get to the guesthouse from the boat dock, collect our bags from the top of the tin can, and head the 5 blocks to get there. As … Continue reading

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Angkor Archeological Park

This is the number one tourist destination in Cambodia, which is an automatic Brent repellant, but the significance of the Angkor ruins far outweighs my hate of crowds. Angkor Wat, billed as the largest religious building in the world, headlines … Continue reading

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Apsara Spice Garden

An apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. An apsara is also a dancing figure seen all over Cambodia. On the road up to the temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, … Continue reading

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Siem Reap Miscellany

Oh, thank… Eh, close enough. Don’t be this guy. When you visit other cultures, no matter how many accommodations the very kind people make to you, please consider the local customs and religions. There’s some interesting stuff here. This is … Continue reading

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Cambodia, Mie Cafe

I can’t recall how we learned about this spot, some blog or website, they all become a blur after awhile. No matter, we are glad that we did. The chef/owner trained and apprenticed in Switzerland, and came back to Cambodia … Continue reading

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