Category Archive: Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

The ancient temples of Angkor warrant enough superlatives to trigger a hyperbole alert:  majestic, sublime, awe-inspiring, arguably the most spectacularly amazing place in all of Southeast Asia.  But even that may not go… Continue reading

Siem Reap, Cambodia (Second Visit)

A pack of about twenty tuk-tuk drivers stood waiting for our boat to pull up to the dock at Siem Reap.  They leaped on board while we were still a few feet out… Continue reading

Battambang, Cambodia

The city of Battambang didn’t sound particularly appealing to me, but the waterway between Battambang and Siem Reap offers what my guidebook describes as “Cambodia’s most enchanting boat trip.”  So I took a… Continue reading

Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Second Visit)

Phnom Penh isn’t the most scenic city in Cambodia.  Most tourists only stay long enough to see the Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields before heading off to Angkor or the beach,… Continue reading

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

There were no direct flights from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville, so Marie and I spent almost all of Friday on a bus – about six hours to get back to Phnom Penh and… Continue reading

Siem Reap, Cambodia, Part 2

The sunrise on our second morning at Angkor Wat, beautiful as it was, didn’t compare to the day before, and on the temple grounds afterwards Marie and I once again came up empty… Continue reading

Siem Reap, Cambodia, Part 1

On Monday Marie and I took a bus to Siem Reap, the city that serves as a base for exploring the ancient temples of Angkor.  A tuk-tuk driver we met in Phnom Penh… Continue reading

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Part 3

On Sunday, Marie’s first and only full day in Phnom Penh, we took a tuk-tuk to the city’s most popular tourist destinations:  the Tuol Sleng (S-21) Museum and the Killing Fields.  Both sites… Continue reading

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Part 2

Saturday morning I took a tuk-tuk to the airport to meet Marie, whose trip was off to an interesting start before she even arrived in Cambodia.  On the first leg of her flight… Continue reading

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Part 1

Walking around Phnom Penh again made me feel like one of those senior citizens who constantly drones on about how much everything has changed.  That building wasn’t here four years ago…  Wow, there… Continue reading