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Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor December 15th 2004

We wasted no time in heading for the Temples of Angkor, the day after we flew into Siem Reap. We stayed at Earthwalkers, a cool place run by Norwegians. We bought a 3 day ticket (not cheap at $40 each, but I'm sure the money's needed) and we hired a tuk tuk (a fancy 2-person bogey pulled by a motorbike) and driver for the day. 'Angkor' literally means 'Capital City' or 'Holy City'. 'Khmer' refers to the dominant ethnic group in modern and ancient Cambodia. The term 'Angkor' has come to refer to the capital city of the Khmer Empire that existed in this area of Cambodia between the 9th and 12th centuries AD, as well as to the empire itself. There are loads of temples covering a vast area. The main temple is Angkor Wat, ... read more
Mother and daughter at the Bayon Temple
Our tuk tuk to the temples
Tree at Ta Prohm

Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor October 6th 2004

Siem Reap, Cambodia is full of hotels, cyclos and dust! But just a short drive away is the lucious forests containing the temples of Angkor and the most incredible sights in the world. Get your walking shoes on - it's hot outside and we've a long few days ahead...... read more
The view from the top
Phnom Bakheng
More climbing!!!

Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor August 8th 2004

with just a couple of days left, lets check out one of the world wonders..... Siem Reap with its temples of Angkor Wath! beautifull, even with the crowds of tourists! its nice to get around by tuc-tuc, just enjoying the ancientness of some of the world's nice places! check the pictures...... read more
get over it!
big bijoux
local gas station!

Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor May 29th 2004

Hello all, First day in Thailand and I don't have much to write about Thailand yet, but I'm sure after seeing the sex show tonight, I'll have much to report... I know it's not surprising, but the amount of western men with Asian women is astounding. But it makes sense. The only way many of the women could have a better life is either raise enough money to go to another country or marry a foreigner. When you earn $1 a day, it's easier to hit the foreigner angle and if you can't make it to another country, at least you can have the guy spend his money on you. I'm not saying that every mixed couple is together because of this, but this is a dream come true for ugly and fat western men. Picture ... read more
Secret Asian Man
I call this one, The Porn Moustache

Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor July 13th 2003

trip in cambodia 2003... read more

Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor April 14th 2003

The Temples of Angkor would have to be one of the coolest places I've explored. It takes days to see it all, but it rarely dissapoints. In the 12th century, at the height of the Khmer Empire, the population of Angkor (the capital) was around 1 million, while London, England was still only 40 thousand. How things have changed. Cambodia is quite an amazing place, considering its unimaginable circumstances just 25 years ago.... read more
Angkor Thom entrance

Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor January 14th 2003

After returning from the remote jungles of northern Cambodia, a 3 day journey on horrid roads, sick with fever and diarrhea, thinking I was going to die, I arrived in Siem Reap and got some antibiotics to finally kick my recurring Ghiardia. I then spent three amazing days exploring the mind-blowing temples of Angkor Wat. From there it was anotger horrible day's journey on shit roads for an intense return back to Thailand... Nov 28 2002 Left it I did, my guitar, at the Cambodian border. I gave it, indeed, to one of the many begging Cambodian girls who followed me around the border area and shaded me with an umbrella as I walked. No matter how awkwardly I turned or how fast I walked those little girls kept their little friggin umbrellas directly over my ... read more
Angkor 1
Angkor 2
Angkor 3

Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor December 19th 2002

En stund siden jeg har skrevet noe naa, men internett-forbindelsen i Cambodia er ikke av de beste. Vel, her kommer oppdateringen. Nick, Dan, og jeg dro ut i PP til en militaerbase, hvor turister kan proeve aa skyte med ekte vaapen for US$20 og oppover. Militaeret i Cambodia er saa daarlig betalt (maanedsloennen ligger paa US$40), at mange baser gjoer dette for aa tjene mer penger. Nick og Dan proevde begge to AK47 (eller noe slikt), og hadde det veldig morsomt. Nick proevde seg ogsaa paa aa drepe Coca Cola bokser med en Colt. Takk og pris ble ingen tilbudt aa drepe hverken kuer eller hoener... eller gaiter... Etter det dro vi ut til 'The Killing Field', hvor Khmer Rouge begravde ofrene sine. Det var virkelig en sterk opplevelse. Midt i staar et monument med hodeskallene ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor December 10th 2002

Cambodia was my first experience as a solo traveler. In December 2002 on a business trip in Sai Gon, I decided to take a bus to Phnom Penh, spend a day there, then head to Siem Reap to see the Angkor temples. The road from Bavet border gate to Phnom Penh at the time was not improved yet, thus the road condition was very bad and it took us almost a day to get to Phnom Penh. The bus stopped at Capitol guest house in Phnom Penh. At their agent, we could book a tour to the Killing Fields and S-21 prison. There were 3 different times per day for the tour, so it was convenient for the tourists to choose any time they like. Next morning I bought a ticket to Choeung Ek killing fields ... read more
Angkor Thom
Angkor temple
Banteay Srey

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