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cambodia
angkor wat
A tour of Cambodia would not be complete without a trip to Angkor Wat. So intrigued to explore this world heritage site we booked a sunrise trip to see one of the wonders of the world for ourselves. Built in the first half of the 12th Century Angkor Wat is one of the most important...
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the killing fields
Just 40 short years ago communist leader Pol Pot and his Khmer Rogue army were inflicting their reign of terror and genocide on the people of Cambodia. In just under four years they would wipe out an estimated 1.7 million people, a staggering 21 percent of Cambodia’s population. In the chronicle of 20th century horrors,...
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At the start of our trip we envisaged immersing ourselves fully into the countries we visited. Of meeting the people who lived there and of learning to understand their ways of life on a far deeper level than the generic tourist attractions that are a great allure for many travellers. But I have to say,...
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Some of you will know me as Editor of Semple, but as of today I have officially relinquished my position. After five wonderful years at Semple I left for the last time on Friday. During my time at Semple I have grown from a shy intern to a proud and confident Editor. It’s been an...
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