Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

Templed out in Angkor Wat

Angkor, the former capital of the mighty Khmer empire, once boasted the population of around 2 mln people when London was a small town of less than 50 thousand. Now we can only imagine what it could be like but … Continue reading

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Floating village of Kompong Phluk

We landed in Siem Reap, Cambodia at around 7 o’clock in the morning after an hour flight from Singapore…and after just one-hour sleep during the whole night. We took a tuk-tuk and only the fresh cool morning breeze didn’t let … Continue reading

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Rich Smiles of Poor Cambodians

Even though we only had a couple of days to spend in Cambodia, there was a lot about this charming kingdom that cast a spell on us… Contemporary Cambodia is a successor to the powerful and prosperous Khmer empire that … Continue reading

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Singapore Part II

On our second day in Singapore we realized that we got to see pretty much everything in the city itself which lies in the southern part of the island, so we had several options of a pastime somewhere else on … Continue reading

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First Day in Singapore, 33 Kilometres Walking…

We arrived in Singapore early in the morning, before 5 a.m. We knew that if we had stayed at our CouchSurfer’s place for “a couple of hours” to have some rest, we would have missed the whole day in this … Continue reading

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Bird Park at Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

As Kuala Lumpur grew up from the jungle at the confluence of 3 rivers (here’s the origin of the name: “Kuala Lumpur – muddy confluence”), the city remains one of the greenest in Southeast Asia despite its fast industrial development. … Continue reading

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Thaipusam Festival at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

The visit to Batu caves outside KL was one of the most memorable experiences of our whole SouthEast Asia trip I would say. The system of 3 caves, with the Temple cave being the most popular one, is among the … Continue reading

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia is a mixture of ethnic communities (Indian, Chinese, Muslim, indigineous people of Peninsula and tribal people of Borneo) that all together create a colourful culture and a fusion of cuisines that make Malaysia such a fabulous destination. But honestly … Continue reading

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