Cambodia, it was short and sweet. Hello Bangkok.

We left Cambodia after only ten days, more due to time restraints than by choice. It doesn’t feel like we’ve been able to see a lot of this country; and it’s true we haven’t! As I think I’ve previously mentioned when talking about Laos, before I came out here I naively thought every country we […]

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Angkor Wat?! – How a day trip from Siem Reap cost us over $100.

One of the reasons I wanted to visit Cambodia in the first place was to see Angkor Wat; the hugely famous ancient temple that adorns the country’s flag and the largest religious site in the world. I was excited to visit a temple and city that were a mixture of structure and ruin, imagining sights […]

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A Slice of Sunshine – Sihanoukville & Koh Rong.

Nearly all of our trip thus far has been spent in cities or towns and naturally we were itching to get to the coast for a few days. We had heard about Koh Rong and how it resembles the Thai islands 10 years ago, before tourists and backpackers flooded them, and decided that we had […]

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Harrowing History in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The tuk-tuk driver that dropped us at our hostel offered to take us for a day trip to the Killing Fields and S-21 (Genocide Museum) for $18. We ended up accepting this offer, as a day trip by minibus would have cost us that each! Most people we saw were doing the same trips by […]

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Entering Cambodia – Phnom Penh. 

Although we had heard a lot of horror stories about land crossings in and out of Cambodia, we decided that we couldn’t afford to fly and reluctantly booked a bus straight through from Ho Chi Minh to the capital Phnom Penh. We booked through a hotel next door to us and hoped for the best. […]

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