About two-thirds the way through our three country Indo-China cycling trip (Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam) we find ourselves on this day cycling Cambodia to Vietnam. We pedal some 60 kilometres this day, half in each country. Our destination for the day is the border city of Châu Đoc, Vietnam Cambodia As we roll down the […]
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From the wonders of Angkor Wat to the tragic horror of the Killing Fields, Cambodia is a country at a crossroads. With tourism and population exploding, the friendly people of Cambodia welcome visitors openly.
The words would not come. Several times since our visit to the Cambodia Killing Fields and S 21 prison in Phnom Penh I begin to write of the experience. Each time emotionally overcome by the wretched horror of the Cambodia genocide I escape the memories and dash away from the computer. Yet I feel strongly […]
The young girl stands motionless balancing on the weather worn wood of the boat her mother rows. The dark waters of Tonle Sap Lake so muddy one can only guess if the live, massive snake hanging on her neck has just been plucked from the water. Her infant brother sleeps soundly, cradled in the lap […]
Journeying down the Cambodian motorway towards Phnom Penh from Siem Reap, a sudden turn off the main motorway, stage left, leads to a unique archeological park. Sambor Prei Kuk, meaning ‘the temple in the richness of the forest’, contains three cluster areas Central (C), North (N), South (S) where trees relentlessy encase temples. The quiet […]
Motorbikes, scooters, tuk tuks, busses, bicycles, vans, pedestrians, trucks and the odd chicken and monkey juggle for position. Visiting Angkor Wat is more than seeing the largest religious monument in the world. It bears witness to a volcano of tourism exploding around the Cambodian UNESCO World Heritage Site. Should you have an Angkor Wat trip […]