Monthly Archives: August 2015

Swiss International Air Lines, First Class – A 340-300: Bangkok to Zürich

INTRODUCTION Previously, LX180 left Zürich at around 22h45 to arrive in Bangkok early in the afternoon the next day. The aircraft would then stand around in Bangkok until the evening for a departure around midnight, to arrive in Zürich just … Continue reading

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Bangkok Airways, Economy Class – ATR72: Luang Prabang to Bangkok

INTRODUCTION It is time for me to start thinking about heading home. It has been and fun vacation, what with all the flying in the first week and the relaxing and interesting visits to Cambodia and Laos in the second … Continue reading

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Pak Ou Caves

The Pak Ou caves are best known for the hundreds of miniature Buddhas that have been placed in them. There are two caves, both of which are accessible only by steps leading up from the landing jetty on the Mekong … Continue reading

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Amantaka Hotel Luang Prabang

Here is the link to the Amantaka website. The centre of old Luang Prabang is fairly compact and located on a peninsula at the confluence of the Khan River and the mighty Mekong. The Amantaka hotel is perfectly situated on … Continue reading

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Vietnam Airlines, Economy Class – ATR72: Siem Reap to Luang Prabang

INTRODUCTION After returning from Banteay Srei, I spend the rest of my time by the pool enjoying my last day in Cambodia. Eventually, at 15h00 I make my way to reception to settle the bill and then it is time … Continue reading

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Banteay Srei

Today I visit the temple of Banteay Srei, which lies about 30 kilometres outside Siem Reap. With the traffic and the narrow roads, it takes about 45 minutes to reach the temple grounds. Banteay Srei predates Angkor Wat, it is … Continue reading

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Angkor Wat

It is still dark outside as we approach the temple. Save for the thin light of my guide’s torch we are enshrouded in darkness and the sound of the forest. It is five in the morning and I can already … Continue reading

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Amansara Hotel Siem Reap

Here is the link to the Amsansara website. The Amansara is a beautiful facility in the centre of Siem Reap and only ten minutes away from the magnificent structures that make up the Angkor Wat UNESCO world heritage site. The … Continue reading

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Angkor Thom

At 6h30 in the morning I meet my guide and we set off in what is the Cambodian version of a Tuktuk for the south gate of Angkor Thom. Our first stop is the celestial palace of Bophoun, which used … Continue reading

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Cambodia Angkor Air, Business Class – A 321: Guangzhou to Siem Reap

INTRODUCTION The trips with the A380 were fun. The A380 always is. No matter how often I fly her, I still find her fascinating every time. But this next flight I am looking forward to even more I think, because … Continue reading

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