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The Angkor Temples | Treasure of Cambodia

Dear Friends

We know it’s been a while that we blogged and we feel really bad about it. But we got several good excuses: First of all we were pretty busy during the last days in Cambodia. Second, after crossing the boarder to Laos the quantity of wifi was as good as we have expected it before we left back home. Now and than an Internet cafe with very very slow connections but expensive.

Right now we are in the Capital of Laos, in Vientiane. We stay in a relatively expensive hotel (25$/night which is 5 times more than usually) to enjoy a very very clean room and bathroom with warm water and quiet stable Wifi. But now, let’s catch up with the last days in beautiful Cambodia with some pictures and stories.

Siem reap is the place where people stay to explore the historical treasure of the Angkor temples. We spent three days for the temples, where two would have been enough because the “ladies temple” is very far away and if you are not discovering every stone out there it’s maybe not worth it. This is just our personal optinion, but what makes it worth is a stop on the way there at the official “Cambodia Landmine Museum” run by Aki Ra, who is recently named one of the CNN top 10 Heroes 2010. His story is unbelievable, tragical and heroical! Check out the website for more about him and the museum as well as the most important part: the help to disabled children! He indeed is a hero, not just 2010. Be sure you watch the show today.

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The Country Side | Cambodia

Dear Friends,

We are still in wonderful Cambodia and having an amazing time!
The other day we decided to take the offer from our super nice TukTukDriver to come to his home and meet his family as well as having dinner together. Imagine a taxi driver in Munich takes you home for dinner. No way! The hospitality is amazing from these Asian people.
Bent, our driver, is living 25km outside of P.P. and with us was a nice friend of Bent who badly wanted to join us. How come? :-)
We bought some food and beer for dinner on the way there and his wife was cooking two different meals. Vegetable with meat and without. Ingo was with Bent buying the meat and due to tons of flies we stick to the veg food :-)
It was a great evening and we talked a lot. About the history (Khmer Rouge) and about today’s political situation. Life is not easy here for the locals. We were happy and thankful to got this opportunity to see how people live outside of P.P.

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Crossing Borders | Same Same but Different | Cambodia

Hallo liebe Freunde!

Wir wollens nicht so recht glauben, aber die Zeit rast und in wenigen Tagen sind wir bereits einen Monat (!) unterwegs. Wie im letzten Post beschrieben haben wir Vietnam und unsere Insel hinter uns gelassen und sind jetzt in Kambodscha. Auf der Landkarte ist das alles nicht wirklich weit entfernt. Wir legen aktuell keine langen Busfahrten (< 5h) zurück, also eher nur kleine Sprünge :-)

Wir sind als erstes in Kep, Luftlinie zu Phu Quoc ca 3km, stecken geblieben. Für diese 3km haben wir ca 8h gebraucht :-) naja wieso denn einfach wenns auch anders geht. Es wird sicher in den nächsten Jahren, wenn der Tourismus ansteigt, jemand draufkommen, dass eine Direktverbindung ideal für beide Länder wäre, aber bis dahin braucht man (warten), Minibus, Fähre, (warten), Minibus, Grenze, (warten),(warten),(warten), Minibus :-)
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