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  • Day9


    November 6, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Heute Morgen haben wir unsere Reise von Phnom Penh fortgesetzt. Den ganzen Tag sind wir auf dem Mekong in Richtung Vietnam gefahren und haben am Nachmittag die Grenze erreicht.

    Unser Zuhause für sieben Tage ist das Schiff Jayavarman. Die Crew verwöhnt uns rund um die Uhr und das Essen ist wunderbar.Read more

    Monica Della Ragione

    Isch de super das Schiff!

  • Day29

    Lecker Krabbeltiere

    January 6, 2020 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Kurze Pause auf dem Weg nach Nordwesten. In einer Region mit Spinnenfarmen haben wir Insekten geknabbert. Kurzes Fazit:
    Spinnen und Heuschrecken sind lecker, 😋
    Frösche und Maden ok😐
    Wasserkäfer bäh😝

    the 4cashews

    Echt jetzt, Spinnen 😳🙊

  • Day6

    Lebensader Mekong

    November 3, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Wir setzen unsere Reise auf dem Mekong fort.
    Der Mekong ist der grösste Fluss in Südostasien, durchquert sechs Länder und gehört zu den artenreichsten Flüssen der Welt.
    Klimawandel, geringe Niederschläge und Staudämme führten jedoch nun dazu, dass jetzt nach der Regenzeit, der niedrigste je gemessene Wasserstand im Mekong ist.

    Vormittags ruhen wir uns auf dem Schiff aus, Nachmittags besuchen wir mit dem Tuktuk ein Dorf, welches für die Seidenproduktion bekannt ist. Danach geht die Fahrt an Phnom Penh vorüber weiter.
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  • Day6

    This world belongs to kids

    June 4, 2016 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    (And food. And smiles). I just realised that in each country I've been there is something magical about the kids. Their genuine interest in you, their shy approach, quick attachment, naturalness, and pure happiness not hidden under this stupid sell-buy business. They might be poor in India, naughty in Philippines, beautiful in Vietnam, suspicious in Thailand, curious in Cambodia, but they all have something in common - in each country I've been they somehow became an important part of my story. And today I had a chance to be an english Teacher. 7min of excitement, 7min of trying to explain the lesson, 7min of panicking that they don't listen to me, 7min of understanding that I'm talking to myself, 7min of getting the class in order and 3 seconds of shouting for their real teacher to come back. It was a short but interesting day I should say..:)Read more


    That's how we fall asleep on the floor after watching kid movies


    My super king size suite


    Friend for two days


    Same same as Vietnam but different

  • Day24

    Weaving and Market

    September 13, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌧 27 °C

    Wandering through the village you see so many kids they come running, wanting to do high fives saying hello. They are just so happy. It makes you reflect on how good the life is that we have.

    We went to a home where the family dye and weave cotton to make scarfs to sell to the tourists and at markets. What is interesting is they are helped by a Japanese company so that deprived young children and women could earn money to help their income.

    There was also a very small market selling the usual items but everything was just covered in flies. YUK YUK.
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    Michael Hopwood

    Mmm that flied chicken is making me hungry

  • Day52

    Walking through Angkor Ban

    April 8, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    This afternoon we had another experience that we would not have had if we were traveling on our own — we visited the village of Angkor Ban, spoke with an elderly woman who lived in the town, and then visited a class where students were learning English.

    Angkor Ban is a small, but typical village in Cambodia, close to the border of Vietnam. About 200 families live in the village, but the families are large and multi-generational, so there are a total of 1700 inhabitants in the village The village was emptied during the reign of the Khmer Rouge, but was never bombed. So, most of the buildings were constructed in the 1940s and 1950s, and the village looks quite similar to how it looked at that time. Everyone in the village engages in farming, and the educational opportunities for children are pretty limited. As in many Cambodian towns, there is a large temple complex, in which monks live. The temple forms the heart of the village, both literally and figuratively.

    Walking through the village was like stepping back in time. There is electricity, but no running water. Rainwater is gathering in huge vessels for drinking and cooking. Clothes are washed at the river. Children are bathed in a small basin. All of the farming work is done by hand. Cows, ducks and chickens wander freely through the village. While people appear well-fed, the poverty is crushing. It is truly hard to imagine anyone leaving the village and experiencing economic success.

    As we wandered through the village, Sophea walked up to an old woman who was chewing betel nuts. He asked her if she’d be willing to talk to us, and she graciously agreed. We learned that she is 85 years old, and with the exception of the years in which the Khmer Rouge forced her family to move, she has lived in the village her entire life. (I found it surprising that her family was relocated, as a poor farmer couldn’t possibly pose any threat to the Khmer Rouge.) She had 11 children, although 2 died during the war. When someone asked her how many grandchildren she had, she laughed and said that it was too many to count. She has never spent a night in the hospital, and has never had any serious health problems. She donates her time to care for the monks in the village, and lives with some of her children. She chews betel every day, and has for the last forty years. When Sophea asked her if she was addicted to chewing betel, she said she was not, but that she liked to do it every day. She also demonstrated how to created a betel bundle for chewing (it looked disgusting).

    As people asked her about where she lived, she invited everyone to go upstairs and see her house. A group of us walked up the narrow, steep staircase and marveled that an 85 year old woman could manage these steps each day . . . of course, what alternative does she have? The house, which is considered quite large by village standards, was approximately 300 square feet. The floor was made of split bamboo, as were the walls. The ceiling was corrugated tin. Most of the house was a large room, devoid of any furniture except a small cabinet and desk. There was a small room on the side, with a “bed” made of twine. Running across the back of the house was a long, narrow room that functioned as a kitchen. In it was a two burner hot plate that was used for cooking. I have no idea how many people live in the house, but there were bed rolls pushed against the walls. On the walls were almost a dozen framed photos of family members, including the grandmother. With the exception of the electricity, the house probably looks exactly as it did in 1918, or 1818.

    After taking our leave of the grandmother, we walked to a school in the village. Inside were 60 students, ages 8-18, who were learning English. The teacher came to the town once a week, to teach the children who choose to attend. No tuition is charged. The school is a large hut, which lacks walls. There are fans on the ceiling that were donated by the cruise company. There is single white board at the front of the classroom, and mimeograph booklets that are given to the children so that they can learn to read. When we first arrived, i was struck by the fact that there were far, far more girls in the classroom than boys. When I asked Sophea about this, he explained that the boys had to work in the field, while the girls were given the opportunity to study. The children greeted us warmly, and invited us to sit down next to them. We all had an opportunity to chat with the kids, and have them read to us (we were asked to correct their pronunciation, as they have almost no chance for individualized instructions). In talking to two adorable girls, I realized that they had good decoding skills, but didn’t really understand what they were reading. And, while they had obviously learned some basic phrases for discussion (what is your name, how many sisters and brothers do you have, what do you want to be when you grow up), they had limited ability to go beyond those questions. Obviously, some learning some English is much better than learning none, but I was again struck by the limits that are part of the lives of these children. As we left, we all gave school supplies to the teacher, which he would distribute among the students. Spending a little time with these kids was a very bittersweet experience.
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    Hope Ratner

    What an amazing opportunity!

    Grace Benveniste



    Amazing experience. What a window in time.

  • Day24

    Holy Twin Mountain

    September 13, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌧 26 °C

    The Holy Twin Mountain Phnom Kulen has major symbolic importance for Cambodia as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire, for it was at Phnom Kulen that King Jayavarma II proclaimed independence from Java in 804 CE.

    Jayavarman II initiated the Devaraja cult of the king a linga cult (is an abstract or iconic representation of the Hindu deity Shiva, used for worship in temples, smaller shrines, or as self manifested natural objects)

    Phnom Kulen was further developed under the rule of Udayadityavarman II who made it the capital of his empire and constructed many temples and residences as well as the 1000 Lingas at Kbal Spean.

    At its peak the Kulen development was larger than modern day Phnom Penh and one of the largest cities in the 11th-century world. It would later be eclipsed by Angkor, but still served a vital role as its water irrigated the entire region.

    During the Khmer Rouge time the location was a final stronghold as their regime came to an end in 1979.

    The area is quite large with plenty of monkeys. It is run down but still impressive.
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  • Day118

    Kampong Cham

    February 1, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Nous décidons encore de faire du stop pour aller à Kampong Cham, nous sortons de Phnom Penh en tuk tuk, je refais un panneau avec le nom de la ville et c’est reparti ! ✌️A nouveau un mini bus s’arrête directement avant même que j’ai le temps d’allumer une clope ! En observant un peu on se rend compte qu’il y en à des dizaines qui passent ou qui sont arrêtés au bord de la route.. 😂 Du coup la conclusion du stop c’est :

    1) Oui, le stop ça fonctionne hyper bien entre les petits villages et dans les endroits perdus où les mini bus ne passent pas.
    2) Si tu veux vraiment faire du stop sur des grandes routes, tu dois passer ton temps à essayer de renvoyer les mini bus car s’ils s’arrêtent à côté de toi et c’est plus possible de demander aux autres voitures.

    Nous arrivons finalement à Kampong Cham pour 4$ après négociation ! Au top ! Ce n’est pas super intéressant mais en arrivant on à mangé un sandwich mode cambodgienne (charcuterie, viande bouillie, verdures) trop bon et on en trouve partout ! première fois en 4 mois qu’on mange une vraiment bonne baguette croustillante ! C’est clairement un reste de la colonisation française, comme les grenouilles grillées d’ailleurs !

    Nous avons pris une Guest house vraiment pas cher en dehors de la ville chez des gens charmant 😊. Le lendemain, nous leur louons un scooter pour visiter un peu les alentour. On a passé une super journée à se balader, visiter quelques temples et boire des Ice coffee 😉

    Le soir en rentrant j’arrive à casser le lavabo en faisant la lessive 😅, pour ma défense il était déjà bien fendu… => Et drôle de coïncidence dans la chambre suivante à Saen Monourom, il n’y avait pas de lavabo, étrange la vie quand même, première fois du voyage qu’il n’y a pas de lavabo dans une salle de bain et c’est le lendemain !🤔😂
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  • Day86

    16.-18.11.2016 - Kampong Cham

    November 17, 2016 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    En Ort ohnii gross touristische Infrastruktur, genau das woni na ha welle gseh bevorii zum Land usreise - Iiladig ane kambodschanischii Hochzyt -Fäschte ufne anderii Art😄🙈 - und wiidr unterwegs mitm Roller, de beschti Weg zum is wahre Kambodscha iztauche..Read more

  • Day24

    Angkor Ban

    September 13, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

    Angkor Ban is Khumer meaning commune of Sampov loun District in north-western Cambodia.

    Under the rule of Khmer Rouge, Angkor Ban was chosen to be their billet. The buildings in this village were used as housing and storage. While almost infrastructures in Cambodia were destroyed, the wooden houses in this village still exist until today.

    It seems that there’s no other village in Cambodia that remains as a testament to the long history of Cambodia as Angkor Ban.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Kampong Cham, Kampong Cham Province, Propinsi Kampong Cham, Кампонг Тям, Provincia de Kompung Cham, Kâmpóng Chami provints, استان کامپونگ چام, Province de Kampong Cham, Provinsi Kampong Cham, Provincia di Kampong Cham, コンポンチャム州, ខេត្តកំពង់ចាម, 캄퐁참 주, Kampong Cham Lalawigan, صوبہ کمپونگ چام, Кампонгтям, จังหวัดกำปงจาม, 磅湛省