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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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Comfortable Siem Reap

We checked out of our lovely hotel in Siem Reap, really you couldn’t fault it. The staff were lovely, the room was the best we’ve had (except for the freebie at the Marriott). It was in a fairly quiet street with everything you might need on the doorstep. To top it all the room was [...]

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Landmine central

The years of war here have of course left a massive legacy in the form of landmines. Mines can be ‘live’ for up to 150 years and they were planted right across the country over many years, and by both sides. The human cost, apart from many lives lost is amputees. Apparently this country has [...]

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Khmer food; for the brave

There’s a rich heritage of food here with many traditional Khmer food restaurants. It seems similar to Thai or Vietnamese, but has its own distinct character. Here’s a picture of a really nice meal we had the other day: Just by our hotel there are a number of local restaurants we’ve been in and perused [...]

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Siem Reap’s water world

The terrible floods in Thailand have made the global news. The heavy rains have seen the Mekong river burst its banks and put vast areas underwater. The Mekong also runs through Cambodia and supplies a huge natural lake in the centre of the country. Consequently there has also been flooding here, though not as deep [...]

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