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Cambodia-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September 2005 - March 2006  |  by Matthew Audley

Siem Reap

Soooo, Siem Reap isn't a very exciting town, but we were in the mood to have a few days doing nothing. We did make it to the butterfly garden, but the days were insanely, oppresively, irresitibly hot. Much sitting around whining about the heat.

flutterby.

flutterby.

The butterfly garden was small, but educational, via the creepy owner guy. Very... earnest. About butterflies.

They had lots of huge goldfish in a great big pond with a window in the side.  I have about a dozen of these pictures I just can't part with.

They had lots of huge goldfish in a great big pond with a window in the side. I have about a dozen of these pictures I just can't part with.

What else? There was some impressively weird weather in Siem Reap. Hot and sunny.. and sometimes rainy at the same time.

double rainbow!

double rainbow!

Eventually, it was time to head back to back to Bangkok, via 12 hour bus ride. Yes, I dreaded it. And it was a bit of a fiasco.

Our bus was supposed to pick us up from our GH at Seven a.m. Come 8:30, I was on my way to the travel agency to yell at someone. Naturally, that's when they showed up in their rickety old rust heap of a minibus. And I got to sit in the fold down seat in the aisle. On the second bus, a beautiful big A/C rig, I managed to not get a seat AGAIN! Despite all this, it actually wasn't too bad a trip.

© Matthew Audley, 2005
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The trip
 
Description:
Leaving for bangkok on Sept. 12. Where we go from there is anyone's guess. Hoping to see Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos. Be back in six months or so if everything goes well. There really isn't much of a route planned - we'll see what happens.
Details:
Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 6 months
End of journey: Mar 19, 2006
Travelled countries: Thailand
Canada
Laos
Vietnam
Cambodia
Southeastern Asia
Malaysia
The Author
 
Matthew Audley is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 13 years.
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