South East Asia on a Hamstring – March 12

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Banteay Srei, Cambodia – March 12, 2000 Our morning excursion to the “best temple” took us to Banteay Srei, the pink temple. I didn’t agree with Mr. Omnoth – I preferred the jungle temple – but the intricate sandstone reliefs of the pink temple were very detailed and masterfully carved. Apparently, Banteay Srei was built […]

South East Asia on a Hamstring – March 10

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Siem Reap, Cambodia – March 10, 2000 We had a 6:30am start to the “fast boat” to Siem Reap. “If we’re lucky,” said Stuart, “it will take four hours. If we’re not, it could be six.” We weren’t lucky. The boat itself was a 50-seat speedboat with plenty of space on the roof for sun-worshipping […]

South East Asia on a Hamstring – March 9

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The Killing Fields, Cambodia – March 9, 2000 **Warning: Killing Fields in this installment, don’t read if you are sensitive** A van showed up to drive us to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, 15 kilometers southwest of Phnom Penh. There wasn’t enough space for everyone, so Stuart, Julia, Lochie and I went on the […]

South East Asia on a Hamstring – March 8

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Saigon, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia – March 8, 2000 A minivan took us from Saigon to the Cambodian border. Stuart, our current leader, had warned us that Vietnamese customs might be bored and in the mood to confiscate. Basically, pirate CD’s and videos are a popular purchase in Vietnam and they ARE illegal, even […]