cambodia is cool. few years since i was there so it's probably all changed since then, but cheap as chips ($1 dorm and 35c beer at the time), nice folk and some amazing shit to see.
the temples in and around siem reap are sweet, but take some time as there are loads. temple fatigue will kick in and stretch that goodwill as you assume. as per all SE asia, there are bike/scooter/tuk-tuk options - some of the further options are out of reach without motors. angkor etc get busy, and hot during the middle of the day as pretty exposed.
the boat trip from siem reap to battambang is worth considering, leisurely, pretty, floating villages etc - and lake tonle sap provides pretty much all the protein in the country so it's interesting from that point of view too - but takes extra time. battambang itself is only really a one day place i think - has a training circus which is a bit of fun if it's on when you're there, some bats and some batshit - the bamboo train is a good albeit brief laugh. dunno whether it's usual or not, but we saw a load of monks gathering alms a la luang prabang (but without tourists) there too.
obviously everyone's experiences are different, but phnom penh was just a big asian city to me - the khmer rouge stuff excepted - so personally i'd knock that off quick and move on. killing fields is a must, and the audio guide there is excellent, pretty nasty stuff.
beaches - sihanoukville is a backpacker party town. messy, loud, drugs n booze. nothing wrong with that of course, but if you're after something a bit quieter then maybe catch a boat over to koh rong. it's not as spectacular as some of the thai / malay etc islands, but it's one of the two best phosphorescent plankton places i've seen, which is pretty sweet for a night swim.
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<p>NZ toured India in 1988, and Jeremy Coney ended up fielding for NZ as a substitute fielder (a lot of Delhi belly apparently), despite being retired as a player and actually being there as a commentator...</p>
<p>I did the big 5 month backpacking thing there way back & never got the shits & I've been there a few times since & never shit myself, but I literally eat oranges, bananas, samosa, pakora (both deep fried), boiled eggs, naans shit like that. I'm not there for the culinary delights. Tho' the garlic cheese Naans are fricking superb.</p>
<p>Met so many people who go to Maccas & then shit themselves, or who are on a 1 week trip & decide "You can't come here & not try the local food!!". Yep, you totally can. You might not spend a day shitting after eating that Vindaloo from the cool little restaurant you found in a back street in Paragange, but do you really want to test it when you have a 7 hour 3rd class train ride to Jaipur tomorrow?</p>
<p>I ate a lot of chinese there too, shit ton of stir-fried chicken. Basically if you can boil it, fry fuck out of it or peel it, eat it.</p>
<p>I'll happily eat deep fried pakora I buy off a street vendor, as he's got a big arsed pot of boiling (motor) oil there bubbling away, but there's zero chance I'm going into a Subway. India has supermarkets all over the place too, worst case you just rock up, day 1 buy a box of special K & a pound of bananas, get a room that has a fridge (ie pay more than Â£15 a night for a room) and stick a bottle of UHT milk in there. You will surive for a week, & not shit yourself running for a rickshaw. </p>
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Virgil, you need to get the prescription for yr glasses looked at mateÂ <img src='http://www.daimenhutchison.com/invision/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='😠' />Â Nice of you to say so, but at that stage I would have been 120 kg's.Â BMI reckons I'm obese until I get below 106 and fighting weight shoul be 88Â <img src='http://www.daimenhutchison.com/invision/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' /><br />
I'll be happy enough with double figures and an ability to run. If I get BP under control and dip into 90's reckon I'll celebrate with a bungy off the Harbour Bridge.<br />
Those BMI things are crap! <br />
According to them everyone playing either rugby or league would be obeseÂ <img src='http://www.daimenhutchison.com/invision/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='😠' />