Monthly Archives: November 2016

Friday 11 November – homeward bound!

Very good night’s sleep, lie in for a change then met up with Gareth and Michael in the lobby at 9.30am as planned.  Michael had done his research and, true to form, led us to an excellent little place tucked away … Continue reading

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Thursday 11 November – to Bangkok

Up at 6 to the rumbling sound of thunder. Gill made a nice cup of coffee before we packed up to go again. Just time for breakfast which was basic… I’m avoiding the omelettes for now although they have been … Continue reading

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Wednesday 9 November – to Battambang

Leisurely breakfast before we set off at 8.30. The sun is shining and it’s as hot as ever. We stopped at a craft centre where uneducated Cambodians have the opportunity of learning a craft to give them a job and … Continue reading

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Tuesday 8 November – Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Alarm set for 4.15 but I was awake on and off most of the night feeling like my head would explode. We set off in the dark to watch the sunrise at Ankgor Wat.  Our guide found me a chair … Continue reading

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Monday 7 November – to the temples

Woke up this morning feeling awful…. picked up a cold from somewhere… It was pouring with rain and we walked around 3 temples Ta Prohm, Banteay Srey and Angkor Thom. The fine detail of the stone carving on every piece … Continue reading

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Sunday 6 November – to Siem Reap

Wet start on bus Talk about spiders – our next stop. Spiders make useful medicine for malaria and for pregnant women. Crickets, water beetle, silk worm, spider.  Skun town is where they sell the insects for eating near the Mekong River. … Continue reading

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Saturday 5 November – The Killing Fields

Visit to Genocide museum. This was originally a school but under the rule of Polpot became a prison where the educated were taken. Here they were interrogated, tortured and either killed or sent to the Killing fields which we visited … Continue reading

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Friday 4 November – off to Cambodia

Reasonably good night in the Bloom Hotel.  Breakfast on the top floor with an outside area and view of sorts over the city. About 3 and a half hours to the Cambodian border with a comfort stop. Passing through was … Continue reading

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Thursday 3 November – to the Tunnels in Cu Chi

  We have to move hotels this evening. We were introduced to our local guide for the day, ‘Tiger’ (after Tiger Woods because he plays golf). We sadly said our goodbyes to Quan then left on the bus (with all … Continue reading

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Wednesday 2 November – to the Mekong Delta

An hour and a half journey including motorway. Quan speaks of differing cultures in north and south Vietnam and about the river which is over 4000 km long from china, through Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam. He spoke of dry season … Continue reading

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