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The face that can sail a thousand ships  

The face that can sail a thousand ships

Such beautiful carvings in the stone at Angkor Thom
It's the End of World as We Know It

April 15th 2016
Who knew Cambodia in April would be this wonderful? If you can stand the heat that is, because holy smokes it is blast furnace hot here. Not that I wasn't warned by countless guide books and internet sites, travel in April was highly not recommended. Therefore, I go. That's me, always going against the grain. Since I already acclimatized in Borneo, I questioned just how much hotter could ... read more
Asia » Cambodia

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
28th May 2016

One can smile
Fabulous blog of the Foibles of Group Travel, Andrea. Your group reminded me of 3 dogs I saw in Siem Reap tugging at a rag and getting nowhere while the dedicated went about their business of having a good time. Gotta say we travel to have a good time and those with agendas we prefer to leave behind. Wow did you pack a lot of highlights in your days...and nights. The hottest day of the year...kinda appropriate don't you think?
29th May 2016

Here for a good time, not a long time
Yes, it was a whirlwind trip. I wished I had time to slow down and dance a bit. Maybe next trip. Cheers!
30th May 2016

Angkor - will go back there one day
I went to Cambodia many years ago. I liked it and I'd like to go back and see it all again. But I am also afraid that I might not like it now. I am afraid that it might have changed a lot and not necessarily for the better. Well, I am happy that you went there and got to see it. It is a fantastic place. /Ake Ps It is a damned pity that REM has quit playing together. I liked them and saw at least three concerts wit them./A
30th May 2016

Oh yes I think you would be disappointed Ake. It is a circus there. I only wish I'd seen some places earlier in my life before tourism ruined them. Still worth it though. So spectacular!

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