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Koh Phangan

November 15, 2010

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Oct 25-27 I left Koh Samui in search of a few days of luxury retreat before heading home on Saturday. While I was no longer interested in “exploring” or adventuring, there were enough notable recommendations about Koh Phangan, the middle child of the three famous Gulf Islands, that made it worth the trip. On the […]

Koh Samui

November 15, 2010

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Oct 23-24 I flew direct to Koh Samui from Chiang Mai. At $225 it was by far the most expensive purchase I’ve made. I knew my time in Thailand is limited now and I didn’t want to spend any of it on buses or overnight trains. The flight was quick and easy and I arrived […]

Chiang Mai

November 14, 2010

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Oct 18-22 Chiang Mai is a charming little place. The city buzzes with energy and a pulse, but its size keeps it welcoming and warm. The most touristy spots are contained in the “Old City” which is a section defined by a river that makes a complete square in the heart of Chiang Mai. Its […]

Cambodia/Thailand

November 12, 2010

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Oct 17 The bus trip from Siem Reap was an interesting one. When I purchased my $11 ticket for the 8 hour journey I was diligent in my question asking because as I’ve discovered, and as I continuously read about, bus trips are easy scams for agencies. Foreigners buying one way tickets who are usually […]

Siem Reap

November 11, 2010

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Oct 13-17 I loved this place and I’m sad to see it go, but its time to move on. When I arrived here the mini-bus dropped me off at a small travel outlet where the hotel sent a tuk-tuk to get me. My first impression of the city was not a good one. Even more […]

Phnom Phen (continued)

November 10, 2010

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My second day in Phnom Phen was less eventful. I started the day up at Wat Phnom, a temple in the center of town with an interesting story. Its atop a hill (a small one) and houses 4 Buddha statutes that a woman named Phen found floating in the Mekong. The word “Phenom” translates to […]

Phnom Phen

November 10, 2010

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Oct 10 I finally arrived in Phnom Phen after my 6 hour bus ride lasted just over 12 hours. Turns out it was a National holiday and as my barely english speaking seat mate put it – an “unlucky” day to travel. We sat pretty much at a stand still for over 5 hours waiting […]