Hi all, as you can see from the title I survived Cambodia without stepping on a landmine. Hope all is well with you. Well I think it has been a while since I shot an email around. So apologies if this is a little on the long side. Yesterday I finished my tour in Cambodia and flew back to Bangkok. So now I have 5 days in Bangkok by myself to chill out. I think I last wrote from Hoi An - Vietnam. Lovely little town in the middle of Vietnam which is reknown for some of the best tailors around. And so cheap. I couldn't help myself, so I have got 4 pair ofÂ work trousers tailored for less $100. Bargain!!! We also had the biggest bender our our trip here. After every one had ordered clothes to be tailored, we were all on a high so we got stuck into some seriously cheap cocktails. Then when this bar closed at midnight we wanted to party on. We were told there was a bar 2km out of town (which was more like 5km in reality). Anyway, so we (2 girls from my tour and a random Kiwi we had met - Paul) jumped onto the back of a motorbike each and headed out to this bar. Unfortunately for Paul and me, our drivers didn't know the way to bar and we got seriously lost in the Vietnamese countryside. Then Paul's bike ran out of fuel. In the end we had no idea where we were. So we ended up walking and catching a lift with a passing bike (and luckily for us, the bar was like a block away). We then proceed to party on til 5am. Needless less to say, the next day was a write-off. I also spent a few days in Saigon in southern Vietnam. A real crazy place with about 5 million people and I m sure they all own a bike and all seem to be on the road at the same time. Needless to say crossing the road in peak hour was an achievement to say the least. To achieve this one must walk slowly and at a consistent speed and hopefully they will go around you. Then, when you get to the other side you need to look back to make sure you got to the other side safely. Also spent an afternoon at the Cu Chi tunnels where the Viet Cong use to live and hide. I even got to go down one which was cool. We also saw the different style trap doors used to kill the enermy. That was pretty scary! Also went to the War Atrocities Museum in Saigon formerly called the American Atrocities Museum. (Can you tell they don't like Americans too much there) Saw some great wartime photography and some shocking pictures of the affects of "agent orange", as well as some scary looking foetus' in jars etc. And that was the end of Vietnam. To sum up Vietnam - well it is a crazy place. Crazy as in amazing. They are very entrprenereual and see tourists as $ signs. They all want to sell you something. Whether it be postcards or handicrafts or whatever. The motor bike taxis are the best. You kump on one of those and before you know you are being offered Marijuana, Ectasy and "Bom Bom". Bom Bom meaning sex of course... Then I headed off to Cambodia which is only starting to get on the tourist map. First we stayed in the capital Phnom Penh. A city with alot of history and along the water front the restuarants are lovely, but there are alot of beggars. Very sad and depressing to see so many landmine victims. People missing legs, arms etc. I even saw a guy with one leg riding a bicycle (Figure that one out). Cambodia is still very scared from the Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge's rein of terror. (Something which I didn't know too much about before visting) Everyone we spoke had siblings or parents or both killed by these madmen. Around 2 million people were killed, however we hardly ever hear about it. We toured the Genocide Museum (which was actually and old school which had been converted in a jail where no one left alive and were tortured to death), as well as one of the killing fields which was a collection of mass graves on the city outskirts. This one has some 9000 bodies in the 86 graves that had been exhumed (there were still another 46 mass graves at this one location). After Phnom Penh we flew to Siem Reap where we spent 3 days exploring the Angkor Wat complex (the 7th man made wonder of the world). Needless to say this was amazing. Especially watching sunrise over the temples. Well sorry for the essay. But I have just picked up my photos from my trip so I am going to peruse them in the company of a cold beer (or two).