Category: Southeast Asia Travel

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Phnom Penh & Sihanoukville

In Phnom Penh, we went to visit the S-21 death camp where Pol Pot and his regime killed thousands of people, then went to the killing fields were mass graves were made.

Sihanoukville is a small, chill place to hang out for awhile.  Lots of westerners working in the bars and restaurants though, which was weird.  We got extorted by the police who demanded $10 from us for driving a motorbike

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Temples of Angkor

I wish I could label all of these properly, but I don't remember the names of all the temples.  It was a really long day.  The tuk tuk driver met as at the guest house at 4:30 a.m. and we stayed out for about 12 hours exploring all the temples.  A friend of mine gave me a great tip to avoid the hordes of tourists - ask the tuk tuk

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Hue & Hoi An

After taking a night bus from Vientiane in Laos to Savannakhet, then waiting at the bus stop for 6 hours in a state of delirium, I pushed on for another 8-hr bus ride to Hue.  Hue is a pretty city, with the Perfume River flowing through it.  The locals are friendly and talkative, and if you walk outside the main tourist area, the locals stare at you wondering if you're

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Siem Reap

The highlight of Siem Reap was definitely the Temples of Angkor.  Aside from that, it's a nice town with some other temples around other than Angkor, and another site of the Khmer Rouge horrors

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Luang Prabang & Vientiane

Luang Prabang is a gorgeous UNESCO city with temples everywhere.  While I was eating breakfast one day, a Laos girl walked up to me and tried to sell me a bracelet.  I'm a pretty hard sell, but she sat down and I started asking questions about her life.  In the end, she got me to buy her a mango shake, and I ended up getting a bracelet... but I did