Monthly Archives: August 2015

Cambodia 2015 Pt VI: Phnom Penh

On my previous visit to Cambodia at the end of 2006 my travel friends and I didn’t really give the capital city much of a chance and other than a tuk-tuk evening tour and a few drinks in one bar we left the … Continue reading

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Cambodia Filming Locations: City Of Ghosts & R-Point

Ever since I saw ‘City Of Ghosts‘ for the first time in 2010 I have been interested in the Old Bokor Hill location which appears towards the end of the movie. Further online research informed me that a Korean movie … Continue reading

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Cambodia 2015 Pt V: Bokor Hill Station

My main reason for going over to Kampot was to visit the Bokor Hill Station area and my original plan was to take a $12 tour bus to see it all. However, the night before the very nice hotel manager … Continue reading

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Cambodia 2015 Pt IV: Kampot

Put off by the seven hour bus ride that took us from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap we decided that time was of greater importance than money and so took a Bayon Airways flight ($80) on the return journey. That … Continue reading

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Cambodia Filming Locations: Lara Croft Tomb Raider (2001)

This film adaptation of a popular video game has probably been forgotten by many but it’s legacy certainly lives on in Cambodia where it is mentioned day in-day out by the thousands of tourists who descend on main location Ta … Continue reading

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Cambodia 2015 Pt III: Lesser Temples Of Angkor

As nice as the previous days cycle tour of the main temples was, it didn’t really offer anything too new so I was more excited about taking a tuk-tuk around what is known as the Grand Tour Circuit. I may … Continue reading

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Cambodia 2015 Pt II: Main Temples Of Angkor

The main reason tourists go to Cambodia is of course to see the temples of Angkor and there are three main temples which are considered a must on any travellers itinerary. They are Angkor Wat itself, Bayon and Ta Prohm a.k.a. the … Continue reading

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Cambodia 2015 Pt I: Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Museum

After an absence of 8.5 years I finally returned to Cambodia with my wife in tow and first up on our itinerary was Choeung Ek a.k.a. the Killing Fields. Ideally, not the greatest way to spend my birthday but as this … Continue reading

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30 Years On And Not Much Has Changed!

It was exactly three decades ago on August 8th, 1985 that I bought my first ever Leicester City replica shirt for the sale price of £5 from a local sports shop. The shirt had already become obsolete at that point … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – Ten Days In Fiji (2002)

“Where the hell’s Fiji?” is what Marlon asks his best friend Truman (Jim Carrey) in ‘The Truman Show‘ (1998) in response to his pal’s admission to having itchy feet. He goes on to explain where the South Pacific Ocean country … Continue reading

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