Monthly Archives: June 2011

Taiwan, Taipei, 24 – 30 June 2011

Taipei capital of Taiwan, this is where Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang fled to when the communists under Mao took over the mainland. It is now a big modern city with a population of 7 million.┬áThe GDP per capita of … Continue reading

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South Korea, Seoul, 17-24 June 2011

Seoul – population 9.8 million, very clean, modern, organised, extensive subway system and some of the best dressed people on the planet. South Korea has a GDP in excess of 1 trillion dollars ranked 13th in the world. The country … Continue reading

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Laos, Vientiane, 9-16 June 2011

I flew from Siam Reap to Vientiane via Kuala Lumpur. This is a much quieter place hardly any traffic or tourists, lots of signs in French. The population of Vientiane is 210,000 and the whole country is only 6.5 million. … Continue reading

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Cambodia, Siam Reap, 05 – 09 June 2011

I travelled from Phnom Penh to Siam Reap by bus. Cost $6, pickup from the hotel is at 0930, bus leaves at 1000 and arrives in Siam Reap at 1545. It stops twice and you can have fried crickets or … Continue reading

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Cambodia, Phnom Penh, 01 – 05 June 2011

Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, located on the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers population 2.2 million. Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge wiped out 25% of Cambodia’s population when they ruled from 1976-79. Independence Monument, Killing Fields … Continue reading

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Thailand, Bangkok, 25 May – 01 June 2011

Bangkok, population 14 million, lots of things to see and do. The river is part of the public transport system and the King is popular with his people. Temples and the Palace which is a big complex, allow at least … Continue reading

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