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Mark's World Tour 2007-08

Trip: Cambodia

There are [18] stories from my trip: Cambodia

Gallery: Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 6 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Day 146: Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | Views [1007]

Sunday 30th March We were up at 07.30, had breakfast at the 'Khmer Kitchen Restaurant', just round the corner from the hotel (the fried eggs there were particularly good, as they were in most places in Cambodia, ... Read more >

Day 145: Kampot to Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 29 Mar 2008 | Views [1540]

Saturday 29th March We got up and packed our bags ahead of getting the bus back to Phnom Penh at 12.30. We went for breakfast once again to the 'Epic Arts Cafe' and enjoyed more of their tasty food. A tuk-tuk ... Read more >

Day 144: A wonderful day on Rabbit Island

CAMBODIA | Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | Views [1679]

Friday 28th March We weren't sure whether we were just going to head back to Phnom Penh that day or hang on and take a trip further down the coast to the town of Kep, and from there take a boat over to Rabbit ... Read more >

Day 143: Bokor National Park

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | Views [1132]

Thursday 27th March The guy from the 'Wild Orchid Guesthouse' through which we had booked the day trip around the surrounding area picked us up from our guesthouse at 08.00. We had woken up to the sound of rain ... Read more >

Day 142: Sihanoukville to Kampot

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | Views [813]

Wednesday 26th March The night had been punctuated by the shouts, screams and bumps coming from our Russian neighbours in the room next door (for the third night in a row), and I woke up feeling in need of a ... Read more >

Day 141: Living it up in sunny Sihanoukville

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Views [2350]

Tuesday 25th March We got up slightly earlier than the day before, and got to the beach about 10.00. It was nice to look forward to a full day of lounging, swimming and a spot of reading (I had started a book on the history of Cambodia, and the ... Read more >

Day 140: On the beach again

CAMBODIA | Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | Views [622] | Comments [1]

Monday 24th March After a decent lie-in, I was feeling refreshed after having been completely knackered the day before. Maria and I needed to get our visas for Vietnam sorted ahead of our trip there (visas aren't ... Read more >

Day 139: Goodbye Simon, sorry to see you go!

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 23 Mar 2008 | Views [731]

Sunday 23rd March I was up at 06.00 and met the guys in their room as Simon was getting the last of his things together. Understandably, he wasn't exactly overjoyed at the prospect of going home, especially after ... Read more >

Day 138: Hanging out in Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Views [1194]

Saturday 22nd March I got up feeling rather good after a decent nights sleep and we had breakfast before heading to Psar Thmei, the central market in Phnom Penh. The market is housed in a large yellow art deco ... Read more >

Day 137: A sobering day in Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Friday, 21 Mar 2008 | Views [799]

Friday 21st March Cambodia obviously has a very troubled recent history, and there are several sights in and around Phnom Penh that provide visitors with an insight into what happened under the Khmer Rouge in ... Read more >

Day 136: Battambang to Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Views [2507]

Thursday 20th March Instead of taking the bus from Battambang to Phnom Penh, we decided to do the journey in a bit more comfort and forked out $50 to get a taxi to the capital. It would be quicker and get us ... Read more >

Day 135: Siem Reap to Battambang

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Views [1009]

Wednesday 19th March I was up at 06.00, packed my stuff and we had breakfast before a mini-van picked us up at 08.00. It took us to the bus station where we boarded a public coach to Battambang, leaving at 09.... Read more >

Day 134: A relaxing day in Siem Reap

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | Views [562]

Tuesday 18th March It felt good to get another lie-in and we met for breakfast at 10.30. Thankfully, Maria felt much better than the day before, so we took a walk into town. Maria did some shopping and managed to get a few bargains in the market ... Read more >

Day 133: Maria & Simon arrive in Siem Reap!

CAMBODIA | Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | Views [754]

Monday 17th March I was very glad that I didn't have to get up early again but didn't lie in too long as I knew Maria & Simon were on their way from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and were due to arrive at the hotel ... Read more >

Day 132: More temples!

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Views [679]

Sunday 16th March I had about four hours of restless sleep before dragging myself out of bed at 05.00 and made like a zombie for the cold shower to try and get myself going again. It felt like a bit of a chore to be honest, but I knew I would ... Read more >

Day 131: The Temples of Angkor

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Views [830]

Saturday 15th March I didn't sleep a great deal during the night, the balmy heat being the main factor in keeping me awake. Despite a fan in the room, it was still quite stuffy, and I never managed to properly fall asleep. So, when my alarm went off ... Read more >

Day 130: Goodbye Laos..... Hello Cambodia!

CAMBODIA | Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | Views [765]

Friday 14th March I got to Luang Prabang airport at 08.30, well ahead of the scheduled departure time of 10.30. It's a reasonably small airport with little to do, so I just sat about and waited for the flight to be called. Most of the people on the ... Read more >