Jodi on February 9th, 2009

On 17 April 1975, Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge rolled into Phnom Penh and changed Cambodia forever. At first the people rejoiced waving white flags in the hopes that the civil war was over. Unfortunately these dreams were shattered as families were dragged from their homes and separated into cooperatives to work in the [...]

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Jodi on February 6th, 2009

Dozens of temples adornĀ the Siem Reap countryside. Rich in history and beauty, they are truly wortha visit in one’s lifetime. With my past guide, Kim Rieng, leading us through the temples we visited 16 ruins ranging in age from late 13th century to the early 9thcentury. Each King during this period set about to make [...]

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Jodi on January 30th, 2009

“We’re here to help,” says the tourist officer. Yeah right, here to helpĀ take our money…. We knew crossing the border into Cambodia via Aranyaprathet-Poipet tests even the most hardened travelers. Thanks to Tales of Asia, we had a detailed account of what to expect and the process. The journey is ripe with extortionate schemes at [...]

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