Cambodia

The remote temples of Angkor

The remote temples of Angkor

A view of ordinary Cambodian life on our way to Banteay Srei On our agenda today are the more remote temples of Angkor Historical Park; Banteay Srei in the north and the Roluos group in the east. First, we head to Banteay Srei. Our driver Djam wants some extra dollars for this trip because of […]

The Big Circuit temples and the forces of nature

The Big Circuit temples and the forces of nature

A late start of our Big Circuit temples tour Today some of the Big Circuit temples are on our program. My travel mate has fallen back to sleep after I woke him up and only appears at 9 o’clock at breakfast, the hour when we would normally leave. Well, we cannot withstand to go out and […]

First temple visits in Angkor Wat

First temple visits in Angkor Wat

First day at Angkor Archeological Park A big today, as it the first day of our temple visits in Angkor Wat. At 9:15 am we are ready to start. Mr. Kasal introduces us to Djam, our tuk-tuk driver for the next three days. First, we drive to the reception of the Angkor Archeological Park to […]

Siem Reap by express boat

Siem Reap by express boat

Trying to catch a deal to guide us around in Siem Reap We woke up at 5.15 am to take the express boat to Siem Reap. Our motorcyclists are present at half-past seven at the entrance of the hotel. The ship leaves at seven o’clock. One of the drivers asks me if he could assist […]

Confronting dark history of Cambodia

Confronting dark history of Cambodia

Poverty in Cambodia Our second day in Phnom Penh. Today I want to find out more about the dark history of Cambodia. So I decided to combine a visit to the Royal Palace and the S21 prison. As there is a swimming pool on the 3rd floor of the hotel, my travel companion would instead go […]

A pinch of culture in Phnom Penh

A pinch of culture in Phnom Penh

Chaos at Phnom Penh Immigration Right upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport we experience a sample of how chaotic things are being run. Everyone needs to obtain a visa on arrival at the Immigration booth, but an orderly queue of people waiting for their turn is out of the question. It is more like everyone […]