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Bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

by Heidi

We purchased our tickets from one of the many tour operators located on the river road, Preah Sisovath.  Cost of each ticket was $8 USD and included water and a whole package of yummy but greasy sweet bread. They picked us up from our hotel and the ride was about 6 hours long. Our bus […]

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Save Poor Children in Asia Organization, Phnom Penh

by Heidi

On our second full day in Phnom Penh we really wanted to do something to help the poor children.  The difficulty is that many of the “orphanages” are actually scams.  What is really sad is that orphanages are becoming tourist attractions and that means business opportunities.  Some ‘so called’ orphanages borrow poor children for the […]

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Touring Phnom Penh, Cambodia

by Heidi

WARNING: The contents of this post is NOT intended for children.  Some of the information and photos below may be found shocking and disturbing.  This content is included in order to provide further education regarding Cambodia’s history. Background:  The Khmer Ruge controlled Cambodia in a reign of terror from 1975 to 1979.  The leader, Pol […]

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Bus from HCMC to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

by Heidi

We took a bus (tickets purchased directly from our hotel, Duc Vuong in HCMC) from HCMC to Phnom Penh ($14 USD), and got our Cambodia visas on arrival.  We were a little skeptical at first, when the bus assistant asked us to give him our passports and $25 usd to get our visas.  We asked […]

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