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Well at least the Cambodia section of the trip since in fact Dan and Sara, having signed up for the Indochina Adventure, had already travelled through Northern Thailand and Laos for a couple of weeks and Yvette was doing Cambodia as part of a Saigon to Phnom Penh Overland tour. First pic then is from Phnom Penh’s riverside Titanic Restaurant…

Already did a photographs of Kompong Chnang post on the fascinating market of this provincial Cambodian town but thought we’d add a few rainy season photographs for good measure since the views do change radically with the  change in water levels. With the market being located right on the Tonle Sap riverbank, high water means the boats can unload their…

We’ll round up our series on Western Cambodia’s Sangkar River with a selection of landscapes of the highly picturesque river. Do feel that photos, or at least our photos, don’t really do the scenery justice though. It’s not like trying to capture a beach, mountain or say sunset – these are such broad vistas and wide landscapes; marshes and waterscapes…

Following on from our bird-life  of the Sangkar River post here’s a selection of some of the human activity we’ve photographed on recent trips along this spectacular and picturesque river in western Cambodia:         ….whilst most of the remaining images seem to fall into the ‘small kids in charge of boats’ category which never ceases to amaze…

A few photos of some of the spectacular bird-life we’ve come across on recent boat trips down western Cambodia’s Sangkar River. (Would have a lot more for you but since it’s tricky getting sharp shots of fast moving birds from a heavily vibrating boat we had to delete most of them!?) The Sangkar River begins in the mountains to the…

Yes they are somewhat voyeuristic photos and the locals thought we were plain crazy but we actually like the bright colours and forms in these shots we took recently of washing drying on the floating houses of Prek Toal Village. Prek Toal is located on the Sangkar River in Western Cambodia’s Battambang Province.         All photographa were…

We’re talking about the Tonle Sap riverbank market in the central Kompong Chnang waterfront area – a small provincial town and capital of the province of the same name some 2 hrs north of Phnom Penh.  Ok don’t think we’ve ever actually bought anything there but it is our favourite market to wander around – and that’s in a country…

Excellent, albeit brief, recent trip to Vientiane to catch up with a few friends and colleagues and check out some of the new hotels around town. Very nice new hotel caught our eye – the Sengtawan Riverside Hotel – with a winning 5th floor restaurant and bar and some of the friendliest staff we’ve come across in any Lao hotel,…

The Royal Enclosure is  a walled-off area slightly to the north and west of the centre of Angkor Tom and which housed the palace complex of the Angkor kings. The palace itself was constructed of wood so nothing remains except for said surrounding walls which were constructed out of laterite, the sandstone-clad entrance gopuras and some stone lined bathing pools. …