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Sunday, August 20th, 2006

Ok, so it hasn’t quite been the six months I said it would be between posts, but during my lunch breaks whilst back at work in Scotland, I’ve knocked up a short little video about our two months in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, using some of the photos we took during our travels. It’s not yet finished, as half of the photos we took are waiting patiently on cd’s back home in Australia, but the clip should give you an idea of what the finished product might be like.

The song that plays behind the images is a brilliant track by Melbourne outfit The Guild League. The song, called Siamese Couplets (which I’ve also titled the movie) is all about travelling around Southeast Asia, so pay attention to the lyrics.

I can’t wait to complete it, as the third and fourth verses of the song have some great lines. So, without further waffling, hit play, turn the volume up a little, sit back, and enjoy. (And then, after that, I’ve also got a flick from our two weeks in Lubeck, Germany, at Christmas last year. I originally made it and sent copies to the friends we shared the two weeks with, so it’s not really targeted at strangers, but I’ve whacked it up on YouTube, so thought I may as well share it here as well (it also uses the same music at the start – man, I’ve gotta buy some new cds)).

In the meantime, Bec and I are working away in Edinburgh, and making plans for our next adventure, because this whole working for a living thing, yeah, it’s shit.

Photos: Cambodia, First Go (sort of)

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

You’ve seen how we got to Phnom Penh, and you’ve herad about the majesty of Angkor. Now, see it with your own eyes (through the eyes of Bec and me, and through the lens of our dodgy camera)

Royal Palace. The number one tourist attraction in Phmon Penh: The Royal Palace. It is an amazing garden featuring some towering palaces. Well worth the visit. view image

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Sihanoukville: Little Britain

Saturday, February 11th, 2006
From Siem Reap, in the north of Cambodia, Bec and I wanted to travel south, almost as far south as we could go in fact, to the coastal town of Sihanoukville. But with the deplorable state of Cambodia's roads, this ... [Continue reading this entry]

Siem Reap: The Temples of Angkor

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
We left Phnom Penh on Monday January 30th, and took an easily tolerable 5 hour bus north to Siem Reap. What was not quite so tolerable were the tuk-tuk drivers attacking us as we got off the bus. We collected ... [Continue reading this entry]

Phnom Penh: The Streets

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
Phnom Penh is a crazy city. I came to this conclusion after Bec and I began walking randomly through the streets on our first morning there, and after turning down a side street found ourselves in the midst of a chaotic ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: From Laos to Cambodia

Saturday, February 4th, 2006
These are a couple of pics taken during our epic journey from Don Det to Phnom Penh. We didn't take as many as we'd have liked, but when your arms are pinned to your sides, you've got some weedy little ... [Continue reading this entry]

Cambodia: Devil at your Heels

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
At 8am on January 27th, Bec and I were in another wooden long-boat heading back across the Mekong river with our guesthouse owner, Mr. Noi, doing the navigating. It was a cold morning, droplets of cool water splashing up on ... [Continue reading this entry]