Monthly archives of “April 2011

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Three nights in Phnom Penh

Three nights hasn’t been enough time to really get a feel for Phnom Penh.  On our first full day in the city we visited the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek, a necessary stop for all tourists.  Like many New Zealanders, I didn’t know much at… Read More

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That was Battambang

If Siem Reap is touristy, then Battambang is its antithesis.  Cambodia’s second largest city (around 250,000 residents) is quiet, laid back, and has the feel of a small provincial town.  The local economy is structured around rice, oranges and other food crops, and tourists are… Read More

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Leaving Siem Reap

We’ve been surprised at how close we came to blowing our daily budget here.  Siem Reap is no longer a backpackers haven thanks to rapid development over the past ten years.  It is very easy to have a high-end holiday here, staying in five-star hotels… Read More