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I used to be a voracious reader. In a way, I still am- however, books and magazines have been replaced by blogs and websites in my current nomadic lifestyle. I want to get back to the good stuff. Unsurprisingly, travel literature has always been my favorite genre. There’s nothing like Paul Theroux’s The Great Railway Bazaar…

“So, what do you want for your birthday?” Mark innocently asked. I grinned, and he immediately saw the glint in my eye. A look of horror. “Not that! Please not that!” He whimpered. “Just go by yourself!” But it was too late. The idea of getting Khmer portraits done at one of the hundreds of studios…

Welcome to the third installment of my Where to Stay in Cambodia series! Previous editions covered the lovely temple town of Siem Reap and the bustling capital of Phnom Penh. Today I’m uncovering some of the hidden jems and popular favorites in the unofficial coastal capital of Sihanoukville. Budget / Counting Pennies   Beach Road Beach…

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Each month I take some time to reflect now just what I’m doing, but how I’m doing. You can read my previous roundups here, here, and here. You know what a Month 5 Roundup means, right? It means I’ve officially reached the half year anniversary of leaving home for this crazy journey around the world. Sometimes…

As fun as it was, hanging out on the beach and relaxing under the sun, we decided to spend our second day on Koh Rong doing something much more productive: walking through the jungle to the other side of the island, where we could hang out on the beach and relax under the sun. Luckily our…

As the ferry drew us further and further from Sihanoukville, I found myself feeling lighter. The sun was shining, the water was as clear as glass, and a hump of land in the distance was slowly growing larger. We were approaching Koh Rong, the second largest island in Cambodia, which in size compares to Hong Kong…

Once I had my fill of wandering the streets of Phnom Penh and pretending I was an urbanite again, Mark and I set out for the beach. Cambodia’s coastline is relatively small, but features a few tourism hotspots. Chief among them is Sihanoukville- backpacker’s paradise and jumping off point to the pristine offshore islands. Not only…

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