Cambodia

I crossed into Cambodia using the Koh Kong border crossing late afternoon; it was quick and easy, without any of the hassle I’d heard at other crossings.  I hired a local pimp to speed up the process for me, which was well worth the 5 dollars!  After changing some money I sped off to Koh Kong town for beer/local SIM/sleep.

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Koh Kong border crossing – quick and easy with my local 5USD pimp

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Koh Kong to the beautiful beaches at Sihanoukville

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VIP bike parking at my beach shack/bar, Sihanoukville

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Arriving in Phnom Penh via Kampot. Pretty crazy city with mental traffic. I would have got completely lost had it not been for Google Maps and my local SIM card

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Heading north to Siem Reap (this was a short cut, I hoped!)

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Siem Reap countryside

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I stopped for lunch along the way; I really fancied a fried tarantula…

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Yum Yum!

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The first Buddhist temple of thousands at Siem Reap, and a friendly copper

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Sitting on the temples of Angkor, built by the Khmer civilization between 802 and 1220 AD

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Angkor Wat and my elderly guide (who never asked for money!) (but I gave him some anyway) (and an ice cream)

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Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat is a huge ancient complex of hundreds of temples; I thought I could see it in 1 day, and ended up staying for 3

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If you took the time to venture off the main tourist path, there were plenty more ruins you could explore in solitude

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Tomb Raider

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I headed up to another ancient city, Kep, and made my way to the Laos border

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There were far fewer tourists at Kep, and the ruins were just as impressive

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Kep

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More ruins. After 3 days I was all ruin’d out…

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All that temple exploring made me thirsty. Luckily there were bars nearby in Siem Reap. Lots, in fact.

 

I made my way up to Kep and northeast to the Laos border via a new road passing through Tbang Mean Chey, which made the journey much shorter than it used to be.

 

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