Hoping to find an eco-friendly resort in Southeast Asia but not keen on giving up creature comforts? Here are some venues you might like.
Different places have different customs, and expected behaviours vary as you travel. The main thing you have to remember is that no matter how many tourists and travellers pass through a place, that doesn't mean that the place should change to accommodate the traveller. You are the one who needs to adjust. Sigh. At the … Continue reading Respecting local culture.
Serenity Beach Slightly delayed by perpetually rubbish wifi (it's a hard life) here's that post I promised you about Sihanoukville, written from my hostel bed in Bangkok. Contrary to what the above photo would suggest, Sihanoukville is not the most picturesque place to stay. The town itself is expectedly shabby, and home to an assortment … Continue reading A Brief Guide to Sihanoukville
The view from the top of the mountain at Phnom Sampeau Situated around three hours' drive from Siem Reap, in northwestern Cambodia, Battambang is a name you'll likely spot peering out from bus posters in Cambodia and Thailand alike. Serving as a connecting stop between Phnom Penh and Bangkok, Battambang itself isn't as popular with … Continue reading 24 hours in Battambang
New Hope Cambodia are an NGO (Non-Government Organisation) based in Siem Reap whose mission is not just to provide free education for all, in order to break the cycle of poverty in Cambodia, but also to help provide the necessary healthcare and living assistance that make getting an education possible. In Modul 3 - one … Continue reading New Hope Cambodia
It's actually quite hard to get a good photo with an iPhone, okay. Angkor Wat is Siem Reap's main attraction, and arguably the main reason that many people come to Cambodia at all. Built in the 11th and 12th century, the ruins of Angkor Wat temple sit at the heart of a 400 acre site … Continue reading The Angkor Temples
Whilst Siem Reap is known mainly for its close proximity to the world famous Angkor Wat temple ruins, which I'll be writing about in my next post, this town is worth visiting for plenty of other things besides incredible 11th century history lessons. Catch a Giant Ibis bus from Phnom Penh for $15 (including onboard … Continue reading Exploring Siem Reap
The Royal Palace Phnom Penh is absolutely enormous, and has everything from dirt-cheap street food to Dominos Pizza, bustling markets to shopping malls and all the madness you'd expect of a massive city in southeast Asia. I'm not sure if it's easier to cross the road here than in Vietnam, or if it just feels … Continue reading Things to do in Phnom Penh
After a delay in posts due to patchy wifi and lack of inspiration, I arrived in Cambodia on Saturday evening and am currently staying in Phnom Penh, the manic capital city of this increasingly popular backpacker destination. While Cambodia is best known for the temple ruins of Angkor Wat and the beaches of Sihanoukville and … Continue reading S21 and the Killing Fields