Angkor Wat & other wonders of Siem Reap

Coming face-to-face with the horrors of Cambodia's communist genocide at S21 was a straitening experience. Nonetheless, we left Phnom Penh in an optimistic mood; it's an interesting city and we'd like to spend more time there. Our visit to Cambodia had been an afterthought to our Vietnam plans -- "while we're so close..." -- but … Continue reading Angkor Wat & other wonders of Siem Reap

Phnom Penh: food, palace, pagoda

After a three hour bus ride from the Vietnam border along a highway festooned with signs supporting the shamefully corrupt Cambodian People's Party, we arrived in Phnom Penh. Our expected transportation did not meet us as expected but a call to the hotel set that right. We were soon in a tuk-tuk and on our … Continue reading Phnom Penh: food, palace, pagoda