Battambang and Poipet, Cambodia

An Unplanned Stop in Battambang We didn’t plan to visit Battambang, Cambodia. We had booked an early bus out of Phnom Penh to the border town of Poipet. The trip was a disaster from start to finish. We had the misfortune to be seated in front of a very disturbed Khmer man who kept reaching … Read more

Phnom Penh

The Death of a King We arrived in Phnom Penh to an overwhelming sight of crowds and noise. The former king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012 in Beijing. His body has been brought back to the royal palace to lay in state. A mourning period was declared by the government. Thousands … Read more