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View Ankor Wat photo’s

View Ankor Wat photo’s

(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the whole journey; from John O’Groats to Lands End. I’ll do a summary of some stats in the next post, but h… Day 55 – Tavistock to Newquay A whole day with the the wind in my face. A full 16-30 kph of it. Pedalling down the hills kind of style. In addition, Google decided I was a…

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Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh – By motorbike

Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh – By motorbike

Taking route 3 via Kampot. (Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the whole journey; from John O’Groats to Lands End. I’ll do a summary of some stats in the next post, but h… Day 55 – Tavistock to Newquay A whole day with the the wind in my face. A full 16-30 kph of it. Pedalling down the hills kind of style. In addition,…

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Bike blows up

Bike blows up

Making my way to Kampot from Sihanoukville. Had a slight problem. The bike blew up. I was just coming down the hill and up the other side, heard a crunching sound. Pulled the clutch in. The engine stopped. Pulled over. Luckily There was a young man, Tay. Who came across, ‘You have problem?’. He spoke english, so I drew him a diagram of what I thought had gone wrong. His friend owned a garage 10 yards away, so we pushed…

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Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville

So. Have made it to Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s most happening party town. On the coast, it was some 5 hours from the capital. When I arrived, it was night-time. Which gave me a slightly bad impression, having been tired and lost and whatnot. I woke up and had a walk around, took my laundry in on my motorbike. It all seemed a lot cleaner, less drunk people and hippies, and altogether, a much more wholesome place to stay. Cheap Hotel I’m…

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Holiday in Cambodia

Holiday in Cambodia

(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the whole journey; from John O’Groats to Lands End. I’ll do a summary of some stats in the next post, but h… Day 55 – Tavistock to Newquay A whole day with the the wind in my face. A full 16-30 kph of it. Pedalling down the hills kind of style. In addition, Google decided I was a…

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National Museum – Phnom Penh

National Museum – Phnom Penh

Located very close to my hotel, Nawin Guesthouse, this is the combination of various elements of history, art and culture into one ‘national’ museum. You can find many relics and that broad cross-section of archeological finds that you would find in any other museum of this nature. The site is right next to the Royal Palace. Entry is $5. (Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Extinction events in Ashby st Ledgers Ashby st Ledgers, seat of the ‘gunpowder plot’…

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Tuol Sleng

Tuol Sleng

Tuol Sleng , the name of the prison in Central Phnom Penh where some 15,000 inmates were tortured to death. Occupying a square kilometer located close to the Russian Market, Tol Sleng is another memento of the failed Khmer Rouge regime. It’s many rooms document the pointless existence of the inmates before they were tortured or executed. Out of 17,000 prisoners, there are only 12 known survivors. Timings It takes roughly 2 hours to get around the museum. There are…

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Phnom Penh – Killing fields

Phnom Penh – Killing fields

Hired a motorbike and made the 12km journey to Phnom Pehn’s most famous attraction, the killing fields, or Cheung Ek, as the village is known. They give you an audio guide when you arrive, which takes you around 22 sites. It’s made by a survivor of the regime, who was imprisoned on the camp and witnessed many of the atrocities first hand. Without the guide, it’s just a dusty, bumpy field, with a few sheds.   Pol Pot Like all…

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Phnom Penh girlie bars

Phnom Penh girlie bars

So. Have arrived and had a look round. There have been a few things to sort out, such as unloading the unwanted items from my luggage. Sorting Credit cards and phones out, and getting my haircut. Yesterday was the first day I really did any touristy things. Girlie bars There are so many of these in Phnom Pehn. Yesterday was a national holiday, and many of them were very quite. An ideal time to look around. I’m not really into…

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Khmer phrases to get you laid – and other stuff

Khmer phrases to get you laid – and other stuff

General Complimentary Vocabulary & Pleasantries This section of vocabulary is good for coming, going, and making a good impressions.  When you speak Khmer with Cambodian bar girls, as with anyone, being nice goes a long way, so it pays to make the effort. Beautiful: Sa-aht Nice Girl: Srei La-oh Smile: Sau-it Hair (on the head): Saw Hello: Soo-ah Sa-Die Goodbye: Knee Howie See You Next Time: Joop K-nea Pail Kra-wee Thank You: Ah-keun I Would Like A Beer Please: K-n-yome Soom…

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