Cambodia 2010

Phnom Penh; Visiting Tuol Sleng/S21 and the Central Market

March 8, 2011
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October 13, 2010 Phnom Penh, Cambodia I really wanted to like Phnom Penh. Send me to Rome, Bangkok, or San Francisco and I’m in my element. I get restless after a couple of days spent sitting on a beach or in the serene countryside because I’m a city girl at heart. I start to long for the frenetic […]

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Bashi & Blessings, Plus Food At Siem Reap’s Old Market

February 23, 2011
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We started our morning with breakfast at the guesthouse and Marina Ly’s version of the Cambodian breakfast noodles, Num Bahn Choc. She makes her spring rolls by hand and fries them to order. It’s a great way to start the day and I find myself wondering why I can’t seem to have a breakfast of […]

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A visit to Tchey School and a Trip to Siem Reap’s Central Market

February 16, 2011
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October 11, 2010 Siem Reap, Cambodia Today was a day of running errands for the foundation, but it was fun and interesting. The first order of the day was a visit to Tchey School to deliver some school books and take a look at the school.  This school is the model of what all the schools […]

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On the Rails in Battambang, Monks Trump All

January 26, 2011
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October 10, 2010 Battambang Cambodia In the light of day, the room at La Villa  is quite nice, sizable to the point of being cavernous. We have a balcony with a view of the river and a bathroom with a huge cast concrete tub. I wish we had more time here to enjoy the hotel (the pool […]

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The Neverending Boat Trip to Battambang

December 6, 2010
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Do you ever have one of those days where you think, “This is the worst day ever. It can’t possibly get any worse. This sucks.” But later, in reflection of the events of the day, it just doesn’t seem that bad. As it turns out,  you see it as an adventure and you’ve forgotten all about […]

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A One Day Visit to Temples of Angkor and Abacus Restaurant

November 8, 2010
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October 7, 2010 Even though I visited the temples on my last two trips to Cambodia, I knew I could not come all the way to Siem Reap without  seeing them again. This time my goal was an abbreviated tour with an emphasis on photography instead of the history which I’d already heard twice. Fortunately, Lori’s friend Lynn had booked Dara […]

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Tips for Visiting the Ancient Temples of Angkor

November 3, 2010
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I’ve visited the temples of Angkor on both of my previous trips in 2002 and 2007 and each time spent at least three days seeing as much as possible. This time, I only spent one day revisiting three of the most popular just to take photos. In all, I’ve seen sixteen temples which is only a fraction of […]

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Why we came to Cambodia; Koh Ker School and Srayang Girl’s House

October 20, 2010
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October 5, 2010 Siem Reap to Koh Ker, Preah Vihear Provence, Cambodia Preah Vihear is on the border with Thailand and has a temple of which the ownership has long been contested between the two countries. Unesco declared Preah Vihear Temple as Cambodia’s second World Heritage site in 2009, but that has not discouraged even recent military skirmishes between the […]

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