Visiting Angkor, a few kilometers outside Siem Reap is a highlight for most visitors to Cambodia and Southeast Asia. The complex covers a vast area, however, there are three main temples everyone visits: Angkor Wat, Bayon, and Ta Prohm. Heading to Angkor Wat? Book a top-rated hostel here … [Read more...] about Photo Essay: The Temples of Angkor
In an effort to go off the beaten track in Cambodia, I decided to explore the rural, northeast province. Aside from my minivan breaking down both on the way there, and on the way out, I had the chance to visit ethnic villages and swim in my first volcano crater lake. Welcome to My Nightmare Swimming in a Volcano's Crater Lake 4x4 Action in the Name of … [Read more...] about Friday Flashback: What’s in Northeastern Cambodia?
After zipping through rural Cambodian villages outside Battambang on the back of a motorbike, I found downtown Phnom Penh to be rather unpleasant. I had to go though, if for no other reason, then to visit the former Khmer prison of S-21, which was an emotional, thought-provoking experience. Destination: Phnom Penh The Royal Palace French Colonial Architecture A … [Read more...] about Friday Flashback: Phnom Penh
I spent a full afternoon cruising through floating villages to arrive in Battambang. It was here that my motorbike guide gave me his first hand account of living through the Khmer Rouge genocide, and later invited me to eat dinner with his family. In the most unassuming, and seemingly random location, I had several of my most memorable moments of the whole trip around the … [Read more...] about Flashback Friday – Adventures in Battambang, Cambodia
After bonding with several backpackers during the bumpy bus ride from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia, we set about exploring the various temples together. The top 3 are Angkor Wat, Bayon, and Ta Prohm. Then, if you've still got the energy, you can bicycle or tuk-tuk around to the smaller, lesser visited sites. But, it doesn't take a person long to get … [Read more...] about Flashback Friday – Exploring Angkor Wat and Siem Reap