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  • Dropping Angkor For a Few DaysToday was truly an amazing day. We were up early, rented a motor scooter from a local family, and headed to the temple complex of Angkor! Most people know this as "Angkor Wat," but Angkor Wat is just one of Posted by traveljonez in Feeling Laos-y (and Cambodia-y) | Mar 1, 2014
  • Happy Khmer New Year!Had lots of free time on my hands this month since school is closed for Spring vacation and Khmer New Year, so over the holiday Jim and I went to Hout’s family’s house in a small village in the countryside, Posted by travelinglisa in Travelinglisa's Great Adventure | Jun 11, 2017
  • The killing fieldsToday we visited S21 the Kmer Rouge prison housed in an old secondary school in the city centre where 17000 people were tortured prior to being taken to the killing fields to be murdered. That was our second stop where Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | May 1, 2015
  • Problems en route to Siem ReapA long day driving to Siem Reap along roads in the throes of being constructed hence dust everywhere which no doubt was the reason our bus overheated so we had a short wait in a traditional farm house as the Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | May 2, 2015
  • Angkor WatWe left the hotel for the sunrise at Angkor Wat at 04.45 and arrived as the sky was lightening enough for us to walk close to the temple's west gate and sit by one of the two lakes in front Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | May 3, 2015
  • Angkor Wat day 2A more leisurely start today (8am!) for a second day of visiting some of the 100's of temples in the area. It is difficult to believe that at the time of the battle of Hastings a million people lived in Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | May 4, 2015
  • En route to BangkokAnother early start to drive to the border to try and avoid the rush. As usual the border is a fascinating mix of travellers and goods crossing the border by lorry and handcarts. Thankfully the crossing took less than an Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | May 5, 2015
  • Spring in Siem ReapWhat a fun month March was! There was a music festival in town and I got to see some amazing bands in some very cool venues. I think my favorite was the Kampot Playboys- Khmer rock and roll! Electric guitars Posted by travelinglisa in Travelinglisa's Great Adventure | Apr 7, 2017
  • Siem Reap June- The Last PostMy last day at Spitler School was hard. The minute I rode up on my bike, I was besieged by students with beautiful drawings for me. Of course I immediately burst into tears, which kind of took them aback, but Posted by travelinglisa in Travelinglisa's Great Adventure | Jun 17, 2014
  • Back in Cambodia!Yay! Another year (or so) of adventure ahead! After flight delays, missed connections, lost baggage and unplanned stops in Seoul, Hong Kong and Bangkok, I'm finally here! Was a bit narcoleptic with jet lag for the first week, but I’m Posted by travelinglisa in Travelinglisa's Great Adventure | Dec 28, 2016
  • January in Siem ReapSo far this year is has been really busy! I finally got a chance to meet one of the founders of the school, Danny Spitler, so there was lots of planning and meetings for the first week of the month. Posted by travelinglisa in Travelinglisa's Great Adventure | Jan 31, 2017
  • Siem Reap and the Beautiful Cambodian CoastKhmer New Year is April 14-16, but everybody is in holiday mood beginning April 1. At Kurata, some student's parents prepared lunch for the school staff as a thank you. My first clue that this was happening was when two Posted by travelinglisa in Travelinglisa's Great Adventure | Apr 25, 2014
  • Siem Reap MayI knew it would be hard to leave here, but it really hit me when I got an email from the Coalition scheduling a Skype to discuss my return date. It was always going to be a lose lose for Posted by travelinglisa in Travelinglisa's Great Adventure | Apr 30, 2014
  • Siem Reap DecemberI'm sure some of you have been wondering when I’d stop gallivanting and start volunteering- well the time has come! Of all the cities in Cambodia, Siem Reap is one of the most civilized because of the tourism surrounding the Posted by travelinglisa in Travelinglisa's Great Adventure | Dec 3, 2013
  • Siem Reap JanuaryI am still loving my time in Siem Reap and the school and am settling into my life here. I'm less intimidated by the traffic, but it still took me 10 minutes to cross the street during rush hour a Posted by travelinglisa in Travelinglisa's Great Adventure | Dec 31, 2013
  • Siem Reap MarchGirl Scout cookies! Rosemary and Olive Oil Triscuits! Good moisturizer! Hair products! Just some of the items in my care package from America. Carol went shopping for me and Jim picked everything up when he was Posted by travelinglisa in Travelinglisa's Great Adventure | Mar 30, 2014
  • Siem Reap, FebruaryOne thing that never ceases to amaze me is the resilience of these kids. Nothing is ever too hard for them to try, they are never too tired or too hot to play and they are tough as nails. This Posted by travelinglisa in Travelinglisa's Great Adventure | Feb 27, 2014
  • 18 Temples in Three DaysDespite dozing for only about four hours of the 33 hours of travel (thank you kid behind me for CONSTANTLY kicking my seat on the 10 hour flight from Zurich to Bangkok) I arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia feeling tired, Posted by Travelsake in My Thailand Adventure | Jan 20, 2012
  • "Camping trip"The hostel also planned a camping trip, which didn't go so well. We waited around all morning for people to rent their bikes. Against my better judgment, I hopped on one with Ben, an 18 year old British guy. Oh Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Feb 5, 2017
  • Escaping the douchebaggeryIt started to get light out, and everyone was asleep, so I decided to make my escape. Problem was, I could only find one of my shoes. I walked around for at least half an hour, before I found it, Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Feb 6, 2017
  • Hitchhiking adventuresI woke up early, but it wasn't enough. I couldn't find this mysterious bus to Koh Ker. Someone finally attempted to help, but it was wrong. I ended up at a dusty market in the middle of nowhere. A young Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Feb 7, 2017
  • Happy pizza, oh dearI woke up real early. Part of my high ticket price went to a tuk tuk driver who would bring me to the bus station. He never showed up. I waited an hour int he lobby, said goodbye to Helen Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Feb 8, 2017
  • Why are there so many irritating old men in Asia?The moto driver picked me up right on time, and I got in the van destined for Sra'Em, finally. They dropped me off in another dusty town where I was shoved into a car and my bag was strapped to Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Feb 9, 2017
  • Prasat Preah VihearIt was freezing when my moto driver brought me to the park office, 20 km away. He would wait for me until noon and then we'd go back home. I saw my missionary friends waiting for the rest of their Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Feb 10, 2017
  • Museum and palace dayWith the visa stuff all sorted out, I had the whole day free until Jo came. I woke up early to visit the royal palace, but it was closed until 2 p.m. So, national museum, it would be. There was Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Jan 26, 2017
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