Daytrips: Kirirom Revisited

The road unfurls like a grey ribbon on a green carpet. We pass through lush orchards and grassy fields. The thickly forested mountain ahead looms ever larger. We veer right and skirt the base of the mountain. Then we begin our indiscernible ascent on a cracked and winding asphalt road….

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Cambodia Daytrips: Lovek

A small blue sign sits to the right side of the road bearing the words Traleng Keng Pagoda. Next to it is a large concrete archway, covered in elaborate designs and flowing Khmer script, over a narrow road leading through the scorched scrubland that is all that remains of Cambodia’s…

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Riding the Trails: Tips for off-roaders

If you’re thinking of hiring a dirt bike and heading out into the sticks, here are a few tips for the most serious – and not so serious – off-road adventurers. Before you go If you’re taking your own bike, get it fully serviced before long trips. Check your tyres,…

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Daytrips: Ompe Phnom

Kompong Speu is neglected in terms of tourism. Most people pass through on their way to more famous sites around the country. But it possesses a surprising array of travel opportunities. Kirirom National Park is situated in the southwest; the soaring spires of the old capital, Phnom Udong, are in…

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Tibia Fibula Cambodian Style

TWO LARGE BONES BETWEEN ANKLE AND KNEE It was mid November 2004 my wife and I decided to take a short break from running our Guest House in Sihanoukville ‘AUSTRALIAN APSARA’ and travel to Kep for a well deserved rest. We rode to Kep on my Out Of The Box…

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Daytrips: Bavel

We take Sisowath Quay north until we pass under the Japanese Bridge. There the road becomes the smooth, paved National Hwy. # 5 leading to Kompong Chhnang, Pursat, and Battambang. The area is known as Srok Russey Keo. Extending far from the city, the area includes Nestle, Coca-Cola Co., and…

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