Tag Archives: Cambodia

The Kingdom Of Cambodia

(Excerpted from Chapter 21: The Ho Chi Minh Trail: The Grateful Unrich…)

Sihanoukville 2-20-06

We’re up at 5:15 AM to catch the 6:00 minibus to Hat Lek on the Cambodian border. As I enter my 34th country, I refuse to pay the 100 baht health stamp. I win this round, but when I insist that I will pay the official visa rate of $20, I am outwitted. I ask for a receipt. The wily border official says, “The department head was just here yesterday and he asked $25 too.” I laugh and pay up. Continue reading

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Life In The Killing Fields

A42 Vendors at the window. PP (2)(Excerpted from Chapter 21: The Ho Chi Minh Trail: The Grateful Unrich…)

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

2-20-06

We’re up at 5:15 AM to catch the 6:00 minibus to Hat Lek on the Cambodian border. Continue reading