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Sleepy Kampot

Old McDonald had a farm...

It was amusing to listen to a little Cambodian girl singing this English nursery rhyme as we took the bus from Sihanoukville to Kampot. There were certainly enough animals in our little van to inspire her, everything from chickens to frogs, so I could understand ...

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Remembering in Phnom Penh

We took the Giant Ibis bus down from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, a very pleasent experience indeed. The bus costs $13, and takes 4-4.5hrs. It is very comfortable with AC, reclining seats, and even WiFi.

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A few days in Siem Reap

We really weren't expecting Siem Reap to be so built up. I don't know about you, but when I think of Cambodia, streets lined with bars, Mexican food and super cheap frozen margaritas are not the image that springs to mind. We wanted to come to see Angkor ...

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Visiting Angkor Wat

We started our SE Asian adventure in Bangkok nearly five months ago, and originally we had intended to go to Siem Reap, Cambodia, as our next stop. However, we ended up getting drawn south instead, through Malaysia, Singapore and the vast mega-country that is Indonesia. Last week we finally left ...

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Climbing Mt Kinabalu in one day (or how not to!)

Mt Kinabalu is the highest peak in all of SE Asia, and the 20th highest prominence in the world. No special mountaineering training is needed to summit this 4,095m leviathan, but it is generally acknowledged to be pretty grueling and not a challenge to be sniffed at.

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TheWorldOnASpoon

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do --- Mark Twain

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