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Phnom Pen

Battambang is only 300 kilometers from Phnom Pen so why did it take 7 hours to travel the distance.  First the bus drove to several bus stations in Battambang.  It took an hour to get out of the city.  the city is only 100,000 people.  We also stopped for a comfort break every [...]

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Battambang is a delightful riverside town with well-preserved French Period buildings.  Along the riverside is a walk way where in the late afternoon people can be seen moving to aerobic music led by an inspiring leader calling out the moves. One of the highlights of Battambang is the Bamboo Train.  During the 1980's [...]

By |November 1st, 2011|Categories: Asia Trip 2011|1 Comment

Siem Reap to Battambang

We took the boat along Cambodia's most interesting waterway, from Siem Reap to Battambong.  The boat starts at Tonle Sap lake, just outside of Siem Reap and then passes through canals and waterways on the way to Battambong.  With all the flooding in Asia, the waterways were swollen and many of the stilted [...]

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Bangkok to Siem Reap–Flooding

Flooding in ThailandWe were in Bangkok only 24 hours.  We arrived at 3am and left the day after at 5:30am.  Although the area we were staying was water free, the river was running over the docks and sandbags were piled everywhere.  During the first hour of the bus ride from Bangkok to the Cambodian border we [...]

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Angkor Wat–11 years later

Banteay SreiMy first trip to Cambodia and Angkor Wat was in 1999.  The site was not fully accessible due to land mines; the town was small and consisted of a few old colonial buildings and wood frame houses.  Today the city shines with new buildings, over 200 hotels, and an entire central area of restaurants and [...]

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