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  • 1. + Cambodia more than temples Traveler: Fred & Stacy Duration: 20081220 - 20090101
  • 2. + The preparations 2008/11/14 bought guide book   2008/11/12 ~ 2008/11/26 booked flight tickets   2008/11/28 found e-Visa! And read the FAQ   2008/11/30 apply for e-Visa, 20 minutes, US$25/pp   2008/12/01 received my e-Visa via email   2008/12/04 booked accommodations in Siem Reap( )   2008/12/08 the draft of my traveling route came out   2008/12/19 changed money   2008/12/20 Cambodia I am coming!  
  • 3. + Total expense 13 days in Cambodia   Excluding the flight tickets:   US$369.45   = NT$12,192   = 1,477,780 riel ( 150 ! 0_0)   Including the flight tickets: NT$26,356  
  • 4. + 20081220 Day 1 Taipei – Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap
  • 5. + 1st impression of Cambodia Siem Reap intl. airport
  • 6. + 20081220 - Day 1- Siem Reap on the way to downtown, by tuk-tuk http://www.flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3187364742/
  • 7. + 20081220 Siem Reap downtown view on the tuk-tuk http://www.flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3187421672/in/photostream/
  • 8. + 20081220 Siem Reap dinner at a narrow alley
  • 9. + 20081220 Siem Reap Fanta boys
  • 10. + 20081221 - Day 2 - Siem Reap - Angkor Wat’s sunrise - Angkor Thom - Phnom Bakheng’s sunset
  • 11. + 20081222 - Day 3 - Siem Reap Cycling to Angkor Wat
  • 12. + 20081222 - Day 3 - Siem Reap Cycling to Angkor Wat http://flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3273945184/
  • 13. + 20081223 - Day 4 - Siem Reap mailing a postcard to myself and cycling around the city
  • 14. + 20081223 - Day 4 - Siem Reap infant/elementary school campus outside my window http://flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3306205184/
  • 15. + pure smile they are Poor or Rich? you think. 20081223 Siem Reap
  • 16. + 20081223 - Day 4 - Siem Reap classroom, no walls
  • 17. + 20081223 - Day 4 - Siem Reap classroom, no walls.
  • 18. + 20081224 – Day 5 - Christmas Eve! Siem Reap  floating village
  • 19. + 20081224 – Day 5 – Siem Reap just go further away from the downtown, you will get fruits with much cheaper price
  • 20. + 20081224 – Day 5 – Siem Reap Tarmarind =
  • 21. + 20081224 – Day 5 – Siem Reap floating village on Tonle Sap Lake
  • 22. + 20081224 – Day 5 – Siem Reap Cheers!
  • 23. + 20081224 – Day 5 – Siem Reap floating kids
  • 24. + 20081224 – Day 5 – Siem Reap learning Vietnamese, because they are all Vietnamese but living on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake.
  • 25. + 20081224 – Day 5 – Siem Reap Sad moment! Because I rejected his exaggerative request for tips: US$5 for each!
  • 26. + 20081224 – Day 5 – Siem Reap Someone said: how about gecko soup?
  • 27. + 20081225 – Day 6 long boat journey to Battambang – 8 hours
  • 28. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Siem Reap We took a free 9-seat mini van to the harbor, but…
  • 29. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Siem Reap Heading to Battambang? Right boat. Phnom Penh? Left one.
  • 30. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Siem Reap all are on the roof top…
  • 31. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Siem Reap depart from Siem Reap at 7:41am
  • 32. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake floating villagers
  • 33. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake more floating villagers
  • 34. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake floating villagers
  • 35. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake floating church
  • 36. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake everyone here needs to learn how to boat
  • 37. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake floating village
  • 38. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake floating marketplace
  • 39. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake Hey hey! Wait for us please!
  • 40. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake Hey hey! Wait for us please! http://www.flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3192367375/
  • 41. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake kids, maybe they never know what land is.
  • 42. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake
  • 43. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake Cambodia's most spectacular boat journey: Siem Reap - Battambang http://flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3193203748/
  • 44. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake floating community
  • 45. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake kiss bye! Who teach her that!?
  • 46. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake young floating villagers
  • 47. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Tonle Sap Lake fisherman
  • 48. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Battambang kids’ playing time
  • 49. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Battambang arrived in Battambang at 3:41pm, 8 hours after the departure.
  • 50. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Battambang street and urban view from Royal Hotel
  • 51. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Battambang central market – Psar Nat
  • 52. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Battambang Today’s 1st meal at White Rose restaurant.
  • 53. + 20081225 – Day 6 – Battambang curry fish sour can be said my favorite food in Cambodia.
  • 54. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang today’s targets: countryside and bamboo train
  • 55. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang handmade spring roll skins
  • 56. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang video: handmade spring roll skins http://flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3202724263/
  • 57. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang US$1
  • 58. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang Go Visiting more in the countryside
  • 59. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang video: handmade rice noodle http://flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3203577314/
  • 60. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang handmade rice noodle
  • 61. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang fish market
  • 62. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang
  • 63. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang dry fishes
  • 64. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang Sticky rice, US$1 for 2
  • 65. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang Bamboo train! It’s the main reason we came here!
  • 66. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang video: crawling bamboo train http://flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3203579604/
  • 67. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang video: Watch what happens when you meet one coming the opposite way. http://flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3202731977/
  • 68. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang video: See how to turn around the bamboo train http://www.flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3202734377/
  • 69. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang Early French-era architectures! Actually I can’t feel how special they are. :p
  • 70. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang This wedding ceremony at least last 3 days when we were in Battambang, from early morning to the midnight! God! That's really a long wedding.
  • 71. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang See~ That’ you in my camera.
  • 72. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang river bank night market
  • 73. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang Capitol tour bus station. I came here to buy the ticket to Phnom Penh for tomorrow.
  • 74. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang urban view from royal hotel’s roof top
  • 75. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang fishing in the river
  • 76. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang Light orange is the symbol of monks.
  • 77. + 20081226 – Day 7 - Battambang Cambodia’s fruit shake is the best one I ever drink. You should try this once when you’re traveling there.
  • 78. + 20081227 - Day 8 super long bus trip to the coast city Sihanouk Ville
  • 79. + 20081227 – Day 8 - Battambang waiting for the bus to Phnom Penh Ticket:19000r / pp
  • 80. + 20081227 – Day 8 - Battambang How many people on that car?
  • 81. + 20081227 – Day 8 - Battambang 1st impression on the capital city Phnom Penh: Crowed and Noisy
  • 82. + 20081227 – Day 8 - Battambang Waiting for the 2nd bus to Sihanoukville Ticket: 20000r/pp
  • 83. + 20081227 – Day 8 - Battambang We deserved a big meal after 10+ hours bus journey and having a place to sleep tonight. :)
  • 84. + 20081228 – Day 9 - Sihanoukville relax ourselves on the beach, whole day! Cambodia is bordered to the west by the sea!
  • 85. + 20081228 – Day 9 - Sihanoukville
  • 86. + 20081228 – Day 9 - Sihanoukville Serendipity Beach & Occheuteal Beach
  • 87. + 20081228 – Day 9 - Sihanoukville Serendipity Beach & Occheuteal Beach
  • 88. + 20081228 – Day 9 - Sihanoukville little salesman with pretty smile
  • 89. + 20081228 – Day 9 - Sihanoukville little salesman
  • 90. + 20081228 – Day 9 - Sihanoukville Occheuteal Beach
  • 91. + 20081228 – Day 9 - Sihanoukville Nothing to do but relax!
  • 92. + 20081228 – Day 9 - Sihanoukville Question: what’s that? http://video.yahoo.com/watch/4409447/11824852
  • 93. + 20081228 – Day 9 - Sihanoukville Answer: the reason of beach’s breathing http://video.yahoo.com/watch/4409471/11824880
  • 94. + 20020081228 What a cozy day Sunset over the beaches of Sihanoukville. Occheuteal Beach
  • 95. + 20081228 – Day 9 - Sihanoukville Night bars on the beach
  • 96. + 20081229 – Day 10 - Sihanoukville Walking 20 minutes to the bus station.
  • 97. + 20081229 – Day 10 - Sihanoukville Question: what’s that small cube for?
  • 98. + 20081229 – Day 10 - Sihanoukville Answer: public (mobile) phone – it costs me 3000r for 10 minutes calls
  • 99. + 20081229 – Day 10
  • 100. + 20081229 – Day 10 Question: What’s this fruit?
  • 101. + 20081229 – Day 10 Answer: custard apple –
  • 102. + 20081229 – Day 10 little fruits girls.
  • 103. + 20081229 – Day 10 - Sihanoukville putting goods on their heads, even they are talking gossips. :)
  • 104. + 20081229 – Day 10 – Phnom Penh National Museum
  • 105. + 20081229 – Day 10 - Phnom Penh Royal Palace
  • 106. + 20081230 – Day 11 - Phnom Penh one day walk in Phnom Penh
  • 107. + 20081230 – Day 11 - Phnom Penh gecko souvenir shop
  • 108. + 20081230 – Day 11 - Phnom Penh Psar Thmei, good place for shopping.
  • 109. + 20081230 – Day 11 - Phnom Penh Psar Thmei
  • 110. + 20081230 – Day 11 - Phnom Penh Super full! But it’s very common in Cambodia.
  • 111. + 20081230 – Day 11 - Phnom Penh Royal Palace.
  • 112. + 20081230 – Day 11 - Phnom Penh one of Cambodian’s evening activities. http://www.flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3246499976/
  • 113. + 20081231 last day of 2008 serious history lesson at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Phnom Penh
  • 114. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh looks like a school, but serious atmosphere in the air - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • 115. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh classroom is also a torture room
  • 116. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh classroom is also a torture room
  • 117. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh You know what? I strongly doubt that’s dried blood on the floor.
  • 118. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21)
  • 119. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh Photos of the victims of the Khmer Rouge line the walls
  • 120. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh Photos of the victims of the Khmer Rouge line the walls
  • 121. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh Photos of the victims of the Khmer Rouge line the walls
  • 122. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum: school became a torture place (S-21) in Cambodia Rough period
  • 123. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh people died in S-21
  • 124. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh stilled lives
  • 125. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum: school became a torture place (S-21) in Cambodia Rough period
  • 126. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh breath & smile…
  • 127. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh dizzy chickens
  • 128. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh Psar Tuol Tom Pong - food court.
  • 129. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh Psar Tuol Tom Pong - traditional market
  • 130. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh Hello sir! Tuk-Tuks? If you ever walked on the street in Cambodia, you should know what I’m doing, right! hahaha
  • 131. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh The Cambodia Daily: Indicted Taiwan Ex- President Returns to Jail. 囧
  • 132. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh Deserving a luxury dinner because today is the last day of 2008!
  • 133. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh celebrating for the upcoming new year of 2009 in Cambodia!
  • 134. + 20081231 – Day 12 - Phnom Penh say something to the camera! http://www.flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3195723277/
  • 135. + 20090101 – Day 13 - Phnom Penh time to go home! Bye bye Cambodia. http://www.flickr.com/photos/javamariner/3302023163/
  • 136. + Reference More about this journey Photos:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/javamariner/sets/ 72157610812372737/ Blog: http://fredmong.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-post.html 