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Dec 18, 2006 - Siem Reap to Anlong Veng

Distance: 135.2km For almost a decade, Pol Pot and his posse called Anlong Veng home. Today, it attracts few visitors as it's somewhat out of the way, and not on the way to something more interesting - that is unless you are a Khmer Rouge history buff. Our view of the town itself was somewhat obscured by the timely veil of darkness that greeted us on arrival. Like many other towns in Cambodia, the dusty streets were scantly lit. The odd fluorescent bulb gave us a glimpse of some random food stalls, pigs rummaging through garbage on the...

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Jan 31, 2006 - Thailand - Surin and Prasat Khao Phra Wihan NP

Surin didn't really have much to say for itself, it's more lively come November when they have their annual elephant roundup, but it suited as a base for visiting some ruins. We did come across some deep fried insects at the night market but unfortunately we had already eaten by then and were just too full to try them. The infamous local tour guide Pirom was busy so couldn't take us on our tour but arranged for a car and a driver instead. We stopped en route at a Buddhist temple made entirely of glass bottles, everything from doors, walls,...

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