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Kids’ Games in Cambodia

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The Kids of Angkor Wat

When Chris Christensen of the Amateur Traveler interviewed me about Cambodia, he asked me what memory made me laugh and think: “Only in Cambodia.” The question made me nostalgic for my very recent trip, while my answer made me nostalgic for childhood games. Read more

The Best Sites Around Angkor Wat

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The Best of Angkor Wat: Ta Prohm

The temples and ruins of Angkor, near Siem Reap, Cambodia, are hundreds–some thousands–of years old. It is the largest preindustrial city in the world, covering nearly 400 square miles of land. Even if you purchase a three day ticket–which is the pass I would recommend–it’s still difficult to visit all of the sites. Since you’ll be pressed for time–unless you race from temple to temple each day beginning at sun up and ending when the park closes–it’s best to approach the UNESCO World Heritage complex with a flexible plan. Here’s my list of the best of Angkor Wat: Read more

Photos: Angry Birds Attack Cambodia

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All over Southeast Asia, there is a terrible outbreak of Angry Birds syndrome. These creatures have attacked the locals in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. But no place has been hit harder than the Angry Birds outbreak in Cambodia.

Angry Birds in Cambodia

Look at this poor child in his Angry Birds T-shirt and hat.

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Tuk Tuk Drivers of Cambodia

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Tuk Tuk in Phnom Penh

In Cambodia, due to crippling unemployment, countless people are forced into becoming entrepreneurs, a difficult task even for the small percentage of business savvy individuals in first-world countries that plunge into the task. Therefore, tourists are constantly being solicited for their business.

“Tuk tuk, sir? Tuk tuk?” you’re asked ten times on each block of a major city like Phnom Penh, and maybe five times on each block in the quieter beach towns, like Sihanoukville. Read more

Just a Hop from Kep to Rabbit Island

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Rabbit Island

Our captain wore blue tight briefs and an Angry Birds hat as he accelerated and decelerated over the two foot swells that passed in between Kep, a town on mainland Cambodia, and Rabbit Island. The small waves moved parallel to the boat, running perpendicular to both shores, and subsequently rocking us violently. A little girl onboard was crying. We were all soaked. Read more