Siem Reap, Cambodia - More than just Temples August 12th 2008 A flat landscape of green fields and water logged floodplains could be seen out of the window as we descended into Siem Reap. Occasionally we'd catch a glimpse of a settlement, but by and large the vista outside was one of countryside. The aircraft made a smooth landing and we taxied to the terminal. The airport was modern and highly efficient. Passport and visa control went smoothly and we were s ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
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