Archive for the 'tourism' Category

  It's often a challenge for me to parse UK newspapers, unlike USA media many don't maintain even a pretense of objectivity. Reading the first sentence of this article by The Mirror it would sound dire. "Poor Sombo has been forced to pound the pavements for 30 years after being captured and ...

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Ratanakiri Weekend Part 03

There was simply no WAY I was going to spend time in Ratanakiri without getting a little Elephant Time in. My local friends were only too keen to oblige. On the way we passed through a plantation of trees bearing sap used to make rubber. And then boom, we're hanging ...

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An iridescent green jewel surrounded by trees. Ahhh. Particularly interesting: on the path around the lake is a small tourist centre. Cultural tourism by Cambodians largely targeted AT ethnic Khmers.  It's always interesting to see how a country is internally represented to its own people - i.e. the Cambodian Cultural Village.  ...

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A lot of talk about print media lately. The Phnom Penh Post has gone daily. The Advisor is 'not dead, just resting', and The Mekong Times has come to a halt. Some of my friends were complaining about the lack of English language reading matter. But hey, there are ...

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Temple In The Sky

I envy Geoffrey and Kounila for their chance to go to Preah Vihear.  It's a stunning setting, and I hope to visit again when things have calmed down. While some may believe it's challenging to enter from the Cambodian side, it's do-able if you think of it more as a road ...

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