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Myanmar Visa in Bangkok and Some Travel Gadgets

July 1, 20125 Comments

Thailand Border Visa Hassles After our wonderful lazy few nights in Battambang in Cambodia it was a bus journey back to Phnom Penh in order to catch our flight to Bangkok.  We had intended to go overland direct from Battambang into Thailand but the 15 day visa limit on land crossings; and an extortionate charge […]

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Flashpacking thoughts from Cambodia

June 23, 20120 Comments

Cambodia Final Thoughts We cannot start a travel blog post about Cambodia without first mentioning the people.   We spent a month in Cambodia, and everybody we met here was charming and friendly.  I would say this is the most  friendly and happy place we have come across on our travels.   From the children in […]

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Battambang and a Bamboo Train

June 16, 20126 Comments

Cambodia’s Second City Battambang is one the quietest places we visited in Cambodia, and it was a really good way to end our Cambodian experience. The city is Cambodia’s second largest city, but it feels nothing like Phnom Penh or Siem Reap.  Tourism here continues to be a by-product of daily life and your choice […]

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Siem Reap and Angkor Wat Temples

June 11, 20121 Comment

From Sihanoukville we decided that another 12 hour bus marathon may be a little too much for our relaxed state of mind, so we decided to break the journey up with a visit back to Phnom Penh for an evening en route  to Siem Reap. The journey was again by coach and was labelled at about […]

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The Cambodian Coast and Beaches

May 31, 20129 Comments

Kep Crab Market From the capital we moved on to the coastal town of Kep situated about four hours from Phnom Penh.   Soraya transport will whisk you there for the princely sum of six dollars, on an air conditioned bus that just about hits the comfort tag, especially if you are partial to Cambodian […]

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