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Entries from November 2000

Angkor Wat

November 30th, 2000 · Comments Off

Angkor Wat is the main attraction, it’s name dominates the entire area, even though it is just one temple complex among 50 in the area. A glance through the first entrance leading to the towers of Angkor Wat. Built in the second half of the 12th century it is a funeral pyre for the Hindu […]

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Tags: Cambodia · SE Asia

Siem Reap

November 28th, 2000 · Comments Off

November 28 thru December 3, 2000 I left Singapore with Shelli, early in the morning. We had a flight to Bangkok, Thailand where we laid over for a few hours until we caught a flight on Bangkok Air to Siem Reap, Cambodia. We were excited to be on the road again after our four hectic […]

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Tags: Cambodia · SE Asia

Angkor Thom

November 28th, 2000 · Comments Off

My trip to Cambodia defies description. All that I have seen and lived through this year had prepared me for my experience here. Had I gone to Cambodia first or in a different stage in my life, I might not have stayed the 5 days I did. It is a very difficult place to accept, […]

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Tags: Cambodia · SE Asia

The End of Odyssey only 35 days and 1 country short!

November 25th, 2000 · Comments Off

Sarah and I arrived via bus into Singapore, late in the evening. Of course we didn’t have reservations, but we had a plan. Our plan was to take a cab to the hotel Sarah had picked out in her Lonely Planet. We found a cab in short order, and even managed to get all of […]

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Tags: SE Asia · Singapore

Fashion Show

November 24th, 2000 · Comments Off

The night after Thanksgiving at the Meridian Hotel in Singapore, we had our farewell party. It was the end of the ride for the majority of us who decided for various reasons not to continue on with TK&A. The gathering was one of sadness, joy and compassion. We hated the fact that it was the […]

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Tags: SE Asia · Singapore

Kijal

November 23rd, 2000 · Comments Off

The Lonely Planet Guidebook says the monsoon season in Malaysia is from November to January. It is November, and I must ask, “why am I here?” After riding in both the rain and the sun, I must admit, I prefer riding in the rain. That is I prefer riding in the rain, up to a […]

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Tags: Malaysia · SE Asia

Kota Bharu

November 17th, 2000 · Comments Off

November 17, 2000 Narathiwat to Kota Bharu, Malaysia Day 322 Our border crossing today was another interesting experience, long, hot and very third world. We waited in line for 90 minutes while the one border patrol person typed in each individual name, hunt and peck style. It was clear to see he was not the […]

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Tags: Malaysia · SE Asia

Narathiwat

November 16th, 2000 · Comments Off

Yala to Narathiwat Day 321 Hopping off the train, I noticed two other Odyssey riders loading themselves onto the back of a tuk tuk truck. It was quite a site to see because their were 16 people in the back of the tuk tuk. They were crammed in like sardines, they motioned for me to […]

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Tags: SE Asia · Thailand

Yala

November 15th, 2000 · Comments Off

Hat Yai to Yala Day 320 My first day back on the bike in awhile and it felt good, except it was raining. I headed for the train station in search of a new adventure in a new country. I had yet to ride a train in Southeast Asia and it was time. I asked […]

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Tags: Malaysia · SE Asia

Merang

November 15th, 2000 · Comments Off

Day 323 & 324

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Tags: Malaysia · SE Asia