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Fear and loathing in Cambodia (29.06.01 - 06.07.01)

by Peng

"Don't believe what most guidebooks say about the hell-ride from the Thailand border of Aranyaprathet to Siem Reap, Cambodia. I can only say that their accounts are massively exaggerated."

Part one: From Poipet to Siem Reap

Part two: It's tiring to travel in Cambodia

Part three: Selected excerpts of my conversations with Gunter

Part four: Off the rocks

Part five: The worst boat trip of your life

Part six: A final word

E-mails from Thailand (16.06.01 - 29.06.01)

by Peng

"Authentic tribal villages? Why play god when you are exploiting them anyway. Yes, I admit we are going to a virtual tribal 'zoo' to see people wear ridiculous costumes rolling in mud in the mountains but I don't pretend I am god."

A short intro

Part one: June 22, e-mail from Chiang Mai

Part two: June 25, e-mail from Chiang Rai

Part three: June 28, e-mail from Bangkok

Part four: June 29, e-mail from Aranyaprathet


hat yai railway station
The train just came in at Hat Yai Railway Station, Thailand.

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