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  • The Killing Fields===NOTE: THIS ENTRY CONTAINS IMAGES AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING=== We had gone to bed very tired so I fell asleep quickly despite the time difference. And I slept pretty well but awoke quite early, around six - fairly Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | Mar 17, 2020
  • Phnom Penh: arrival and street food[center] Evening by the Mekong[/center] We were on our way to Phnom Penh via Bangkok and after an eleven hour flight and a long walk through Bangkok a Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | Mar 15, 2020
  • March 9, 2020Well today is my turn with the stomach issues.....not going on the tour this morning! They headed out without me, and it kills me to miss anything????. I will post some info and pictures Jim took just to show Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Mar 10, 2020
  • March 8, 2020Notes - On the side of the road everyone sells gasoline....in pop bottles, gallon jugs, whatever, usually the scooters buy this if they are on long trips and can’t make it to their destination with their tank of fuel [img=https://photos.travellers Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Mar 9, 2020
  • March 7, 2020Wow this day is going to be action packed! So many temples to visit....I’ve seen these so many times on tv shows and now we get to see the real thing! Our guide Sam and driver pick us Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Mar 9, 2020
  • March 6, 2020Notes of interest - weddings here are 7 day events, big huge party tents set up for guests and bridal parties and huge speakers usually up a pole for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy! - the greetings here are bows with hands Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Mar 7, 2020
  • March 5, 2020Good morning Up early again this morning, all packed up, Ron is loading the van as we say goodbye to our host family. Today is going to be a long day of driving to reach Battambang by this evening. Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Mar 6, 2020
  • March 4, 2020 Note: not sure I’ve explained the Motor Cow aka Iron Buffalo before.....it’s like the picture below, used for everything from hauling mattresses, logs, your family and anything else you can think of. Apparently very hard to steer and Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Mar 6, 2020
  • March 3, 2020Note of interest - our guide tells us they have 27 national holidays every year! - Unbelievable how the government here is allowing their forests to be stripped with little to no reforestation and today we see that they are literally Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Mar 5, 2020
  • March 2, 2020Today we are heading to Koh Tonsay or as locally known Rabbit Island! Just a small island off the coast of Kep. We are picked up at the hotel by 8 and taken to the pier for our boat Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Mar 5, 2020
  • On the Slow Train and (an even slower) Boat Through Cambodia==It's been a very busy few days. We haven't done much, but we haven't slept much either! After a night at the erm interesting hotel booked for us by the tour company we were picked up at 06:45 and taken to Posted by around129 in Around the World in 129&1/2 Days | Mar 2, 2020
  • March 1, 2010Wow, another day...it’s crazy how time is flying by...trying to enjoy every single minute! This morning we have a late start (9am), we’ve checked out of our hotel in Kampot and are headed to Kep with stops along the way of Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Mar 2, 2020
  • February 29, 2020It’s a very early day, being picked up by 6 to head to the train in Sihanoukville, we’re going to Kampot! Load up, and off we drive one last time thru this construction ???? to the train station, Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Mar 1, 2020
  • Siem Reap and Cruising the MekongToday was a much needed break day. We left Phnom Penh at about 0900 and cruised down the Mekong arriving at the Vietnam boarder at about 1700. During the trip, there was a Vietnamese Tea demonstration and a Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, VTA, LCS, MBA | Feb 29, 2020
  • February 28, 2020Good day everyone.... today we are going to Ream National Park, we took our bumpy road past the construction and into the park. Once we get to the boat launch David is told we are not allowed to go to Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Feb 28, 2020
  • Siem Reap and Cruising the MekongAfter the sobering reminder of man's inhumanity to man, we did our afternoon excursion to the Cambodian Royal Palace. The King was in residence, but did not invite us to tea. The palace is home to the Silver Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, VTA, LCS, MBA | Feb 28, 2020
  • Siem Reap and Cruising the MekongThis morning was spent coming to grips with the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot by visiting the Killiing Fields and the S21 Detention Center. The Killing Fields are a number of sites in Cambodia where collectively more than Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, VTA, LCS, MBA | Feb 27, 2020
  • Siem Reap and Cruising the MekongThis afternoon, we boarded Tuk Tuks for a tour around the city and a stop at the Independence Square and the Norodam Sihanouk Statue. The Independence Monument was built in 1958 to memorialize Cambodia's independence from France in 1953. Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, VTA, LCS, MBA | Feb 27, 2020
  • Siem Reap and Cruising the MekongWe arrived in Phnom Penh to start our exploration of that area for the next several days Our morning excursion was to the Oudong Buddhist Monastery where we participated in a morning blessing by the Buddhist Monks. Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, VTA, LCS, MBA | Feb 27, 2020
  • Siem Reap and cruising the MekongThis afternoon, we pulled along side the bank to visit an elementary school, supported by AMA and helped the kids with their ABC's. They also performed several children's and practiced their English sentences. Several people brought some school supplies Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, VTA, LCS, MBA | Feb 27, 2020
  • February 27, 2020IT’S A POOL DAY Yahoo....first tho we head down to the restaurant for some breakfast, toast and fruit for me! Did a bit of laundry, and then we headed down to the pool! and this is it for the day...water is Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Feb 27, 2020
  • February 26, 2020So today we are headed to the coast for a few days and check out all the goings on. David and Ron pick us up promptly at 8:30 and here we go trying to get out of the city Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Feb 27, 2020
  • February 25, 2020Good day from the steamy capital of Cambodia, We’re headed out today for an all day city tour. David and our driver (we’ve nicknamed the driver ‘Ron’) pick us up at 8:30 to start our tour. We are first going Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Feb 27, 2020
  • Siem Reap and Cruising the MekongThis mornings tour was through the wonderful rural village of Angkor Ban. Under the rule of Khmer Rouge, Angkor Ban was chosen to be their home camp. The buildings in this village were used as housing and storage. Thus, while Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, VTA, LCS, MBA | Feb 24, 2020
  • February 24, 2020We started our day early this morning....wake up at 6am, had to be down at the dining room for 6:30! The Health Ministry is coming on board to check everyone for their temperature...including the crew.... I didn’t hear of Posted by Mgiroux55 in 2020 Adventure | Feb 24, 2020
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