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Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap February 9th 2002

2 weeks in Cambodia, shooting off guns... read more

Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap January 7th 2002

Geo: 13.4691, 104.041Up at 05.00h; packed; breakfast and quick ride to the airport. Easy time thru check-in, customs, and security. Short flight to Siem Reap -- but they still managed to serve a meal. On time landing. In line for visa, in line to pay, in line for immigration. Customs was no bother. Our guide met us -- in van, to hotel. Half hour to prepare to visit Angkors.We had an excellent guide for our two days in Siem Reap - he was just about my age, and it was interesting to compare lives (very glad I didn't have to live through the Pol Pot regime...). He also had very good English and was very informative ... the joys of tour guides with college degrees in the subject. We started with Angkor Thom - the great ... read more
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Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap January 7th 2002

Geo: 13.127, 103.7Breakfast at 7, met guide at 8. First stop was Bantea Prey -- meaning Sacred Sword. It was either an old monastery or a temple (or both) built by Jayavarman VII in honor of his father. This temple was very fun to explore - lots of collapsed rooms, trees growing over walls, moss on walls, multiple passageways and many small rooms. Very "exotic" feeling. It was overcast with a nice breeze, so lovely out. We had lots of fun trying to figure out the layout of the complex. Our guide said that there were still many landmines in the surrounding jungles; in fact, a couple of years ago, his brother-in-law lost a leg to a landmine while chopping firewood in the jungle. Though less impressive than Angkor Wat, this has been the most fun.Next ... read more
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