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Our bus failing to cross a ditch  

Our bus failing to cross a ditch

Stranded in Cambodia and a volcanic lake

May 26th 2009
Even though we had bought our Cambodian visas in Bangkok we had been warned that the border guards on the Cambodian side would likely demand around five US dollars for "Administration Taxes" that didn't actually exist and would be more accurately named "Cambodian Border Guard Beer Fund". We had been told that you can try and refuse to pay but when we got there and they only asked for one dollar we ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » East » Banlung

Cambodian Flag 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
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