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Angkor Wat Part ♊

                      We explored Siem Reap, most areas commercial but some quiet spots. We visited the fishing community at Choam on Tonle Sap lake and enjoyed a spicy  hammock lunch by the river. Angkor Wat is stunning, the pictures say it all.  We had some bad news … Continue reading »

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Angkor Wat and the singing ringing tree(s)

          320 km to Siem Reap by bus on route 6, the most atrocious road so far: huge potholes and rough sections of packed red earth, so relieved we decided not to cycle ( there’s nowhere to sleep, few places to buy water). Endless views of rice paddies and water, occasional … Continue reading »

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Angkor Wat, pah! It’s cake day!!

I know, I know, it’s Angkor Wat, for goodness sake, but every Thursday I have looked for a cake shop/cafe and failed but yesterday we hit the jackpot, breads, cakes, biscuits and ice cream (5 spice, Khmer fruits and green lemon flavors). Besides I need a day or two to process the splendor of Angkor … Continue reading »

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Phnom Penh

So pleased to arrive in Phnom Penh after 7 hours on a boat battling against wind, current and border administration! And pleasantly surprised to pedal easily to our hotel, our expectations of Hanoi traffic completely wrong. Here there are lots of 4×4 cars and space to park them (unlike Hanoi) and the buildings are mostly … Continue reading »

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