3 Weeks in Cambodia Route

I would say that 3 weeks is enough time to take the usual backpacker route through Cambodia, however, if you want to explore further afield, I’d probably recommend a little bit longer. We entered Cambodia from Phu Quoc in Vietnam, so we started out in the up and coming, bustling Cambodian capital – Phnom Penh. […]

Hints & Tips For Visiting Angkor Temples

The magnificent Angkor Temples are probably one of the most famous archaeological sites in Asia.  The impressive remains of the Khmer Empire were built between the 9th and the 15th century.  The site was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and has been attracting masses of tourists for decades. If you’re taking a […]

A Short Guide to Siem Reap, Cambodia

What can I say about Siem Reap, it’s an amazing place.  We ended up extending our planned 4 night stay here, to 7 nights, mainly due to being too hungover to walk around Angkor Temples and putting it off until the next day, but it was also down to the reason that we absolutely loved […]

Battambang – Things to do Around the City

First things first, our journey from Sihanoukville to Battambang didn’t go the smoothest, in fact it was almost an absolute nightmare! We got a sleeper coach from Sihanoukville, which was fine.  All fine, until we ended up 116km past Battambang at the Cambodian/Thai border in Poipet.  Well, that certainly wasn’t the plan, thanks to the friendly […]

Koh Rong – A Cambodian Island Paradise

When I think South East Asia, I instantly think of white sands and clear blue waters on a deserted island.  The film ‘The Beach’ is probably to blame for this misconception, that’s because virtually nowhere that isn’t miles off the beaten path, is deserted in South East Asia. One place which did come close to this […]

A Short Guide to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh is the crazy capital of Cambodia.  Once known as the pearl of Asia, the capital still maintains a certain charm.  The previous French rule is still clear to see with many of the streets lined with French colonial style buildings, amidst later Khmer Angkorian style architecture.   Along with many of South East […]

Phu Quoc to Phnom Penh

You’ve got the option to fly to HCMC from Phu Quoc, but if like us you came from HCMC you probably won’t want to go back on yourself. Luckily there’s also the option to travel by boat to mainland Vietnam and then onto Cambodia.  We opted to start our time in Cambodia by travelling from […]