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Tuesday, October 17, 2000
Bangkok, Thailand to Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia:
Latitude: 13° 21' 50" North
Longitude: 103° 51' 14" East
Altitude: 74 feet
From Seattle: 8360 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Apsara Angkor Guesthouse

Today's Travel:
Countries: Thailand, Cambodia
Regions: Bangkok, Angkor
Route: Bangkok Airways Flight 932: Bangkok - Siem Reap
Path:Bangkok, Thailand - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Linear:226 miles
Weather: Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1286
Linear Dist: 245059
Countries Visited: 72
Regions Visited: 271
More stats...
Hotels: 499
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 80
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4310

Journal Entry:
After I finished packing I checked out. I tried to change my flight to the later one that my parents are on, but no one would even answer the phone. I took a taxi to the hotel my parents are at - it's out near the airport. It was great to see my parents - it's been almost exactly a year since I last saw them in Morocco. From their room I tried to change my ticket again - this time successfully! So now we have four hours to hang out and then we'll be on the same flight. We talked, then went for a walk through the hotel's huge gardens. After we had a huge buffet lunch at the hotel we headed for the airport - I scored a free ride with the tour group. The airplane was a two engine propeller plane - I don't think I've ever been on an international flight that was aboard a prop driven plane!

The flight was smooth and only an hour. At the airport I waited in line and got a visa without any hassles (my parents had gotten theirs in the U.S.). I was unable to ride with the tour group because the Cambodian guide said there wasn't any room so I grabbed a taxi and headed to their hotel. I was going to try to stay at the same hotel my parents are at, but it's way to expensive - US$ 100 a night! After making plans to meet them tomorrow night I walked a hundred meters down the road and found a dingey room for $3 a night. After setting up the mosquito net I had a snack and a beer at the guesthouse restaurant while reading up on Angkor Wat. Back in my room I found out not only is it dingey, but infested with large cockroaches - maybe I should have spent the money... Spent a couple hours doing some sewing - repair work, then headed to be relatively early - I want an early start at the temple of Angkor Wat tomorrow!

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Siem Reap
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Cambodia
CIA - The World Factbook: Cambodia

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