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The Weather Gods Have A Laugh

September 17th 2014
While gratified to have been proven correct about my assumption that the monsoon rains come predominantly in the afternoon, and then ferociously for a couple of hours or so, I was less happy to be proven correct the moment I stepped foot outside the car. I was keen to see more temples and make the most of my 3-day pass. I had decided on a temple a little further away, then coming back via one of ... read more
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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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19th September 2014

Wet and wonderful
This photo looks like a place where I could sit and while away hours, and I'm with you--I'll take rain to lots of tourists anytime! Besides, your photo of wet Banteay Srei is very evocative. Plus, the rain helped get you to that very worthwhile Landmine Museum--what a hero that guy is! And while you are probably right about the notebooks at the school, it was a sweet story.
20th September 2014

Wet and wonderful
The nice thing about the seats by the river is that people did while away the time there and many were taken up by Cambodians resting in the heat of the day. Visiting the Landmine Museum was an unexpected treat, I didn't think I would enjoy it so much. He is certainly a remarkable fellow.

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