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Upon returning…

We endured fifteen hours on an Airbus. No TV or other distractions, and all food to be paid for. Add to that the quite uncomfortable seats and you’ll guess that this was a budget airline. Air Asia is a very good low cost airline, we’ve flown several times with them now and the service is [...]

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Weapons based tourism is all the rage

There are plenty of weapons in this part of the world, a hangover from several conflicts. Now, going along and firing some of these deadly devices is sold to us tourists as a fun activity. Here’s a business card we were given: So you can go out of town, choose your weapons, and let rip. [...]

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Cambodia; deserving of better government

Cambodia is a country whose people have suffered terribly, the Americans, Vietnamese and their own leader Pol Pot inflicted death and horror over about 30 years. We visited the monuments to the Khmer Rouge atrocities, the former school then interrogation prison of Pol’s most gruesome men. We saw the hundreds of pictures of those about [...]

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A capital city in name, but…

We have been in Phnom Penh for a few days now. It’s quite a perplexing place. The nature of travel through different countries means you inevitably compare and contrast one country with another. You tend to do that here quite often, and quite often it doesn’t compare, and you are left with no workable comparison [...]

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Seeing the floods first hand

Every time I watch the TV news there is footage of the floods around Bangkok. It looks very bad and could get worse if the waters of the Mekong rise further. But what you don’t see on the news is the flooding here in Cambodia. Here’s a quote from a humanitarian news website: ‘There are [...]

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