All posts tagged “cambodia

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Floating down the Mekong

What better way to travel from Cambodia to Vietnam than by boat down the Mekong?  The boat was virtually empty, with only four other tourists on board.  It was a very overcast, grey day, but Colin and I amused ourselves for most of the five… Read More

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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