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cambodia rocks

After three days of fairly hectic travelling about, I’ve made to to Siem Reap in Cambodia, close to the famous temples of Angkor Wat (which is the main thing I want to see in Cambodia). I’m generally enjoying things much more than in Thailand. I’m not saying that no-one is trying to scam me anymore, but at least everyone is more polite, almost apologetic, about it! A rough outline of the last few days follows…

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Posted: 2004-07-04

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yes, you can hate me now

Well, I’ve made it to the island of Ko Chang. Spend last night drinking beer and chatting to some locals on the beach, in the shade of palm trees, with the warm sea churning a few feet away. Bit stormy, with occasional rain, but it really is very nice here. The only place I’ve been where the sea is warmer than the showers. Planning to chill out here for two more nights, then head to Trat and on to Cambodia and Phenom Penh.

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Posted: 2004-06-30

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at least there's hills now

Well, I’ve made it to Chang Mai, and found an okay place to stay. The train ride was alright, but after having the same flat ‘wet fields’ view for the first 9 hours, I’m glad to be near some tall pieces of geography. The place seems nice so far, but I’ve yet to explore very much. The main thing I want to do is go up to a monastry on the mountainside of Doi Suthep, which will hopefully happen tomorrow.

Time for breakfast.

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Posted: 2004-06-23

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plans are good

Well, feeling a little better today, and generally had a more successful Bangkok experience. Booked a train to Chang Mai and managed to wander round Chinatown and go to a few temples without getting much hassle. Maybe it’s the ethnic shirt I bought at the market!

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Posted: 2004-06-21

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