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While it might not have quite the plethora of accommodation that Siem Reap offers, Phnom Penh will not leave you out on the streets. From uber-trendy design hotels on the riverfront to hidden-jem boutique guesthouses tucked away down quiet streets, there is something for everyone in the country’s capital. The following are my top picks for…

When I think of Cambodia, a few things come to mind. The ancient temples of Angkor, the horrifying Khmer Rouge history revealed at the Tuol Sleng Museum, the resilient and kind people, the beautiful virgin islands off the coast, the mighty Tonle Sap river, and of course…. Oktoberfest, baby. So, some of you may have lifetime…

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The great thing about visiting a place for the second time is getting to do all the stuff you missed the first time around. One thing I skipped during my first whirlwind trip to Phnom Penh was a chance to visit Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. Luckily I had with me another animal loving fool- Freya…

With all my posts about scuba diving in Thailand, raving in Honduras, and hiking Britain’s tallest mountain, you might be forgiven for thinking I’m a bit of an adventure seeker. That’s actually of a deception because on an average night, there is nothing I love more than snuggling in for a great movie. And that preference…

I’m ready to commit. After half a year of travel, I feel confident to name my favorite city in Asia. Granted, I’ve only been to a few of the big ones. Bangkok is a very close second, with Kuala Lumpur in the middle and Ho Chi Minh City firmly in last place. Sitting pretty at the…

There is a well trodden route through Cambodia for most travelers. The vast majority make a bee-line across the country, hitting only Phnom Penh, the capital, and Siem Reap, base for visiting the Angkor temples, along the way. Those with a bit more time on their hands might drop into Sihanoukville, the tourism capital of the…

Travelers would be forgiven for thinking that Angkor Wat is the sole reason to come to Siem Reap. From bicycling around the temples, to viewing them by hot air balloon, or more daringly from the seat of a helicopter or an ultralight, it might seem that everything there is to do revolves around viewing and exploring…

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