Battambang Archive

Magic Travel Blog – Trip Update 4

Priorities are a funny business. They are often so muddled and difficult to sort out. But then, once in a while, something cuts through it all and your priorities become clear. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Trip update 3 left off with us in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We had just just decided to break

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Magic Travel Blog – Trip Update 3

Time for Magic Travel Blog’s Trip Update 3! It has been about seven weeks since we last did an update. We wrote this post eight months after we left Perth on 1st November 2011. It is hard to believe we have been travelling for so long. Our first trip update covered our travels through

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Ever Wanted To Be Famous? Try Cambodia!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be famous? Having strangers know who you are. Being approached in the street by people wanting to talk to you. I’m sure most of us have wondered what it would be like at some point. After 9 weeks travelling around Cambodia I feel like I’ve had

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How to Get From Battambang To Phnom Penh Easily

There are two main ways to get to Phnom Penh from Battambang in Cambodia. The first is via taxi, either shared or private for around $45 USD. You can split one with someone else to split the cost. The alternative is via local bus for between $5 – $7. We picked the cheap option

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We Get Dressed In Cambodian Traditional Costume

While exploring Battambang, we noticed a small photo shop filled with people dashing around wearing sparkly costumes. We passed it a few times on our travels and it always seemed to be busy. What exactly is going on in there? Popping our heads in, there were local people wearing make up and dressed in

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A Flying Tour of Battambang

Although we had a week in Battambang, Cambodia we took the opportunity to get through most of the “must do” items in a single day. We had a nice tuk tuk driver for the whole day and it would free up the rest of the week. Who doesn’t like a little extra leisure time?

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How To Get From Siem Reap To Battambang Easily.

The day had come. We were finally leaving Siem Reap in Cambodia after spending nearly seven glorious weeks there. We had caught up on all of our work, ate a lot of really good food including German smoked pork, were hassled non stop by tuk tuk drivers to go to Angkor Wat, and stayed

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