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Takeo

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  • Day52

    Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary

    February 20, 2020 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Das Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary ist eine Art Zoo, der dazu dienen soll, verletzte Tiere zu beherbergen.

    So gab es dort zum Beispiel auch einen Elefanten, der mit einer Beinprothese herum spaziert ist. Was eine tolle Sache, dass es solche Erfindungen gibt! 🐘

    Weiterhin gab es eine ziemlich rollige Gibbondame, die sich Hals über Kopf in Tobi verliebte und mich mit ihren langen Armen durch den Zaun hinweg aus dem Weg räumen wollte 🐒🙈🙉🙊
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  • Day10

    Homestay, schlafen war nicht angesagt

    March 2, 2020 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Day 10: Heute morgen hat es geregnet - der Abschied von der Insel fiel also nicht so schwer 🤷🏻‍♂️
    Nach einer langen Busfahrt sind wir dann in Chambak angekommen - einem kleinen Bauerndorf. Hier haben wir dann unsere Häuser zugewiesen bekommen (wir haben nämlich bei Einheimischen übernachtet). 🛌
    Später ging es dann mit einem kleinen Mini-Traktor zu einem Canyon. Auf dem Weg dorthin haben wir viele Einheimische kennen gelernt 😊
    Der Canyon war sehr schön und durch die Sonne hat alles noch viel schöner ausgesehen 😊
    Am Abend sind wir dann noch bei Einheimischen essen gewesen um so auch die Menschen zu unterstützen, die kein großes Haus haben um uns aufzunehmen. Da wir dann nicht mehr viel machen konnten sind wir dann gegen halb 9 in unsere Häuser zum schlafen gegangen 🙃😴
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  • Day16

    What rules? There are no rules

    November 9, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    Private coach to Campot

    On thing I have learnt to appreciate is that we follow the rules of the road in both Vietnam and Cambodia the rules of the road seem to be there are no rules and in Cambodia in parts there is no road! 😂

    One word to take from thing experience is bumpy.

    One thing to be grateful for ... Seatbelts
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  • Day74

    Kampot Pepper Fields

    April 18, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌫 3 °C

    About thirty kilometres southeast of the city are the pepper fields. It’s arid country, rocky, kind of hilly but still quite scenic if you like that sort of thing. You turn off the highway onto a gravel road thats really only wide enough for one vehicle, and a bunch of motorbikes. There’s lots of little farms, and little farmhouses, Cambodian style... cows, ducks, skinny chickens, water buffalo, and kids everywhere.
    We think its the last day of the Khmer New Year, so people are all about playing pool, yes pool, water fights, which we partook in, and generally enjoying the last day of the holiday. A great place to take a girl on a date.
    And then we got to the pepper farm. The guide is enthusiastic and new, so not a wealth of information, but the tour was good, short and interesting.
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    Jackie Maccarthy

    Robert was taking a red pepper Absolut vodka shooter, needless to say we had to buy more red peppers to add to our Vodka at home. We all voted that this would make fantastic Caesars

    4/18/18Reply
    Amber Hancock

    Hey I think you have some pepper in your teeth 🤣

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  • Day9

    Rush hour traffic to rice paddies

    July 9, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We were heading out from the hotel at about 0845 thus morning.. a slightly diminished group. 8 participants where finishing in Phnom Penh.. however we have been joined by 3 new ones so it was a party of 9 setting out into the morning rush hour. It was a bit crazy at times dodging and weaving amongst the bikes, motor bikes, cars and trucks. Mostly the riding was pretty easy being down main roads out of the city and so we didn't really take a break until the 27km mark when we turned off on a side road and enjoyed water and fruit at a small shop.
    Suitably refreshed and rested we continued on what was developing into a warm and windy day. We travelled on through villages .. the roads were quite variable.. sometimes smooth, other times quite rough with big rocks, occasionally muddy and once in a while sealed (bliss.. my butt was feeling it!). The next rest break was at 38km at another stall, where we had more fruit and drinks. Shortly after we stopped again to visit a family who weave silk. As we pulled up one of the new participants took a tumble .. coming down hard on knee and hip.. bruised and grazed.. and cross.. but fortunately nothing more serious.
    The process of silk weaving is intensely time consuming.. a sarong takes for than 10 days to weave working 5-6hrs a day. The family had some scarves to sell asking only $5 each for them. They would have been lucky to have received $2 for them and the they are sold on for $30 in the shops.
    We carried on riding through villages and rice paddies at one stage even taking single track paths through the rice paddies themselves. A brief water break the and it was off down some narrow tracks along a river and passing more fields and paddies.. it was a little hairy at times with potholes and ruts but we eventually emerged from the at my a ruined temple.. still used as evidenced by the offerings but essentially untended. We had a wander about for a bit before tackling the final few kms to lunch and the end of a 63km day.
    Lunch was cooked fresh at a "truck stop" type restaurant.. I very much enjoyed my stir fried veggies with an egg.
    After lunch we climbed the 420+ steps to visit Prasat Phnom Chisor which is an ancient Khmer temple, sometimes referred to just Phnom Chisor) located on top of the hill. The temple was built in the 11th century of laterite and bricks with carved sandstone lintels by the Khmer Empire king Suryavarman I, who practiced Brahmanism. It was dedicated to the Hindu divinities Shiva and Vishnu. On the east edge of the mountain, at the back of the temple, there you can see a vast plain of surrounding rice fields and countryside, looking down to the east could see an avenue that forms a straight line connecting to Sen Thmol Temple, the now heavily grown ruin we had visited earlier.
    We made our way back down the steps and then it was on to our bus for the tribe to Kampot.
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  • Day62

    Wildlife Rescue Center

    January 16, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Für den letzten Tag in Phnom Penh habe ich eine "Behind the scene" Tour im Wildlife Rescue Center gemacht. Hier verbringt man den ganzen Tag in einer Auffangstation für diverse Tierarten und hat die einmalige Chance, einen Blick hinter die Kulissen zu werfen. Auf diese Weise bekommt man nicht nur super viele Informationen über die Tiere und die Arbeit der Organisation, sondern hat außerdem die Möglichkeit die Tiere von Nahem zu betrachten. So durften wir zum Beispiel Affen und Elefanten füttern und die Raubkatzen waren teilweise nur einen Meter entfernt (genau den Abstand, den wir vom Zaun halten mussten). Außerdem durften wir beobachten, wie ein Baby Affen mit der Flasche gefüttert wurde (da seine Mama leider getötet wurde). Die Arbeit der Leute hier ist einfach super und man merkt, wie wichtig ihnen die Tiere sind.
    Das war echt ein Mega cooler Tag😊!
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    Tolle Sache. Du siehst auch so richtig glücklich und zufrieden aus. Freut mich, dass Du so einen schönen Tag hattest. lg Papa

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  • Day201

    Ta Prohm Temple at Tonle Bati

    July 5, 2015 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 35 °C

    33km south of Phnom Penh are two temples (Ta Prohm & Yeay Peau) built by Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century and situated on the bank of a natural lake called Tonle Bati. There’s also a monastery near the temples and villages surround the area.Read more

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