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Great emka 2020-04-09 23:50

Ciao caro Luciano,

What a bad time for you. To be imprisoned in your own home for such a long time, and still, no one knows how long it will last. And I am so sorry that you had to close your bar. As we can see, you live very close to this square with the beautiful basilica. Is it the same building as your bar?
I haven't washed my windows and curtains yet. Lazy.
Be patient and stay safe. The progress is slow but the better days will come.

Take care

MAlgo

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Thank you Gert,

Are you sure it’s the same hill ?

Nearby Battambang there’s also the hill
Phnom Banan with wonderful old Khmer temples on top and with many steep steps to climb.

Here on Phnom Sampeau there are no steps. Just a few at the very last part.
A long way around the mountain leads to the top and people walk on an easy path or sit on the back of a motorbike.
The temples I mentioned in my note aren’t that spectacular, not compared to those of Phnom Banan.
But the views were better in Phnom Sampeau.


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Hello Paul,

The photo I posted I located to Phnom Sampeau, but you are right: those steps are not the steep ones I mentioned. It was a long trip and I must have been to both places, just now mixing them up in my memory. My diary should confirm this, but I don't bother to take it out. I trust your much fresher memory.
Have a nice Easter.
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Old 04-10-2020, 07:32 AM
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Hi Gert,

Phnom Banan has beautiful very old Khmer temples, like Angkor Wat but smaller of course. They are actually ruins.
Phnom Sampeau has newer and colourful temples but these are less interesting. Monks also live there.
People go to Phnom Sampeau for the views, for the visit of the killing caves of the Khmer Rouge and for a large cave high on a rock where at 5.30 pm every day millions of bats come flying out. The latter was quite spectacular.

Happy Easter!
Stay safe.
Paul

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