And More Kampot – Charity, Caves, Market

Organizations that do good, if they are open Kampot has a number of organizations to help people in need.  Seeing Hands teaches the blind to do massage.  There is a music school for orphaned and disabled children.  Epic Cafe employs the deaf. Lonely Planet says that the Music School has daily concerts at 6:00.  The sign on their door says that you can come to … Continue reading And More Kampot – Charity, Caves, Market

Bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok

Now that I’ve taken the bus in both directions between Thailand and Siem Reap, I have noticed some patterns.  Expect to spend 10 hours travelling and to be frustrated.  Your arrival time is an estimate at best. The Cambodian side is the most frustrating.  The vehicles are worn, cramped and hot, despite air conditioning.  The rest stops are unpleasant and oddly timed – a random … Continue reading Bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok

More Siem Reap

My first impressions of Cambodia came at Aranyaprathet,Thailand / Poipet, Cambodia border, and they weren’t positive.  The roads and sidewalks are all broken and covered with trash.  There were people everywhere trying to sell you a taxi ride or a drink, and they only want American dollars.  The bathrooms were little more than porcelain outhouses.   But that was the border.  Siem Reap was different. Siem Reap … Continue reading More Siem Reap

Siem Reap and Chong Kneas

Thai Traditional Dance Chong Kneas Floating Village As we took the tuk-tuk from Siem Reap to Chong Kneas, we could definitely see the landscape change.  From the city, hotels and restaurants turned to shacks on stilts.  I’m shocked people live in these structures, they seem to offer no protection against the elements, but there were people in them and once in a while I’d see … Continue reading Siem Reap and Chong Kneas