Loose in Cambodia

Pure Indulgence!

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | Views [506]

27.2.08 This is my last day in Cambodia so I thought for the few hours I have before boarding my flight for Phnom Penh I would get myself pampered (plus the fact I had a heap of spending money left and my bags were busting at the seams!) ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Exploring Angkor (3)

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [380]

26.2.08 This is the last day of temple seeing. Today’s agenda consisted of travelling to Banteay Srei which was about 25 km from the main groups of temples in Angkor. This well preserved temple showcases some of the most intricate carvings ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Exploring Angkor (2)

CAMBODIA | Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | Views [342]

25.2.08 In attempt to beat the crowds at one of the most popular temples of Angkor, we left at 8am to venture to Ta Prohm. It seems we should’ve left earlier since there were buses already lined up outside the grounds! No wonder this temple ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Exploring Angkor (1)

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Views [404]

24.2.08 Today is for exploring the Temples of Angkor – first stop Angkor Wat. This palace is mind-blowing! This is not only because of its sheer size but the building quality and amazing detail of the carvings in its galleries. You can ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Conquering Independence!

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [389]

23.2.08 I met my tuk-tuk driver at 7:30am and we made our way 15km south-west to the Killing Fields. The fields were a haunting reminder of the carnage during the Khmer Rouge. Thousands of skulls were enshrined in a memorial tower and the ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Starting my tour!

CAMBODIA | Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | Views [337]

22.2.08 I had to transfer from the Goldiana Hotel to the Princess Hotel to start my Intrepid tour so I grabbed a mototaxis who balanced me on the back and my huge backpack on the front! After I checked in, I ventured down the main street ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


On the road again!

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Views [374]

21.2.08 We went back to the eye camp briefly to say our goodbyes and drop off more medical supplies. We picked up a couple of visiting doctors and started our journey back to Phnom Penh. The trip was pretty uneventful except for the sight ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Day Three at Fred Hollows Foundation eye camp

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | Views [497]

20.2.08 Third day of eye camp. We first ventured into the consult room to see if the doctor was alright and I helped to make packets of pain killers for post-op patients (seeing this was the only thing I could do not knowing the language ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health


Day Two at Fred Hollows Foundation eye camp

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | Views [673]

19.2.08 Second day of eye camp. We heard cries of joy coming from the consult room. "I can see! I can see!" Post-op patients were sat in school chairs in lines like a classroom waiting for their turn for the doctor to unveil ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health


Day One at Fred Hollows Foundation eye camp

CAMBODIA | Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | Views [763]

18.2.08 First day of the eye camp. I was briefed on the way to the camp that, for the entire week, Fred Hollows Foundation was supporting free surgery for eligible locals. I wasn’t sure what to expect when we arrived at Baray Santuk Referral ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health


Heading North

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | Views [312]

17.2.08 It’s time to leave Phnom Penh behind and embrace the rural provinces to the North – destination Kampong Thom. Somin and Sophavid picked me up in the Fred Hollows four-wheel-drive and we firstly went to breakfast on the outskirts ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Touchdown!

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | Views [274]

16.2.08 Touch down! After just over 10 hours of flying I stepped out into the warm Khmer air and was immediately confronted by a scrum of tuk tuk, moto and taxi drivers competing for my attention. Luckily my name was printed on a brightly ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


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