AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Siem Reap: Day 3


Posted on Jan 5, 2014

This was to be our best day around the Angkor temples. We had deliberately left Angkor Wat to the final day on the recommendation that if you see the best first everything else would be a bit dull and not as impressive. We had also booked a tour so we had a guide for the day. Even better the tour was limited to no more than 8 people and included lunch. The tour was at the top end of the budget but worth it to be in a small group been...

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Cambodia: Mix & Match Currency


Posted on Dec 22, 2013

Paying for things in Cambodia is interesting. Everything is labelled in US Dollars and every price quoted is also dollars. But there are no coins, they only have the banknotes. Amusing that a country imported another country’s currency, but only bothered to use half of it. The Cambodian Riel can be used but it’s as if the money is tainted and everyone wants rid of if ASAP. 4000 Riel = 1 dollar. So anything costing under a...

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Goodbye Vietnam, Hello Cambodia


Posted on Dec 20, 2013

It is 7 weeks since we left the UK and  today we left Vietnam exactly three weeks to the day since we entered. We have reached Cambodia and country number 10. Vietnam was a huge surprise. When we entered in the north it was cold and wet and didn’t feel much different to the UK. They have four seasons and could only grow one crop of rice per year. By the south of the country (over 2000km if you follow the curve of the country)...

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