The Road Ahead : December 2010
DEPARTURE INTERNATIONAL visit www.racq.com/travel MAKES YOUR DAY DEC 2010/JAN 2011 THE ROAD AHEAD 27 MORE INFO From the main temple in the 1860s' Royal Palace with French tinges in its Cambodian grace, to the National Museum designed by the French in 1920, louvre-shuttered buildings and white-washed tree bases along Norodom Boulevarde, and countless chic cafes along the waterfront transforming this into The Chilling Fields. Then on to the Tonle River, where an ocean-sized lake swells and recedes seasonally. Floating villages with schools, churches, libraries, and even a basketball court, drift by. Then the boat bid farewell, uttering its terrible mysteriously sad wails that made everybody weep. Siem Reap was a forgotten town when the remains of Angkor Wat were uncovered, and the Great Age of Travel arrived with the Grand Hotel d'Angkor constructed in the early 1930s. It boasts one of the oldest Otis elevators still in use in the world, and Citroens of similar vintage. But Siem Reap has zoomed ahead. Unthinkably cool shops and restaurants, like Café Indochine, line its streets. Boom Boom Room is a funky favourite -- they burn albums straight into your iPod for US$1 each. Talk about leap-frogging a generation. In all, a modern reality with a much happier ending than Duras's fiction could manage. Amazing Earlybird Deals on Guided Holidays! we'll take you places that capture your heart. Best of France 13 days WAS from $3250*pp NOW from $3085*pp twin share SAVE $165* per person Italy Bellissimo 11 days WAS from $2935*pp NOW from $2790*pp twin share SAVE $145* per person ASK US ABOUT OTHER AMAZING AIRFARE AND TOUR SAVINGS! Book a tour of 14 days or less SAVE $100^pp Book a tour of 15 days or more SAVE $200^pp Trafalgar Europe and Britain 2011 Tours SPECIAL RACQ MEMBER DEAL Contact your travel team directly on 1300 334 401 firstname.lastname@example.org *Prices are per person, twin share, subject to availability and seasonal surcharge. Single supplement is available. Tours must be booked and paid in full 6 months prior to departure to qualify for Trafalgar s Early Payment Discount. Offer expires 31 December 2010. Price quoted relates to the following departures: Best of France 3 July -- 26 July 2011; Italy Bellissimo 11 July -- 20 August 2011. Offer applies for new bookings only. ^Must be booked through RACQ Travel by Friday 21 January 2011. Not combinable with any other promotional offer. PP100FILM11 Tier 1: Tours 14 days or less; PP200FILM11 Tier 2: Tours 15 days or more. 5430TTMB.