Category Archives: Cambodia

Will spending more money for a hotel room buy us happiness?

We learned a few lessons when, over a two week period, we stayed at three different hotels near Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia: –       Surprisingly, the best hotel we stayed in was the least expensive. –       Also not expected, … Continue reading

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A younger point of view

In Cambodia, we saw new sights and concentrated on some different activities when our 4 year old grandson, Nick, and his 6 year old brother, Luke, joined us in Siem Reap, Cambodia. As we walked down a market street, Nick … Continue reading

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Seek out the extraordinary for you. (Lesson 3 for visiting a major site.)

We read that, in addition to Angkor Wat, one can visit over 70 archaeological sites in the countryside around Siem Reap, Cambodia.  With so many sites from which to choose, we did a little research and set some priorities for … Continue reading

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Take your time. (Lesson 2 for visiting a major site.)

We know what it takes to get to Angkor Wat.  We traveled halfway around the world at some expense.   So, why race through Angkor in a day?  Lesson 2 for visiting a major site: take your time.  We bought passes … Continue reading

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Avoid the crowds. (Lesson 1 for visiting a major site.)

When we selected places to go on our round-the-world trip, we immediately put Angkor Wat on the list.  We slotted in a two-week stay in the nearby town of Siem Reap, Cambodia.  Turns out over 2 million other foreign visitors … Continue reading

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They went north, we went south

Most visitors get up very early in Siem Reap and head north to see the sun rise at Angkor Wat.  We rose very early and traveled south to see birds in rural fields at their most active time of day.  … Continue reading

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Look out the window

We admit we didn’t like any of our options for getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Cambodia: bus, boat, or plane.  The bus offered a long 6-hour ride on a bumpy road. The claustrophobic boat ride could be unpredictable … Continue reading

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