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Three days of wonderful Angkor | Siem Reap

I love Siem Reap, it’s probably my favourite city in Cambodia. It is a bit touristy but it still has a lot charm to it. The night markets are beautifully lit up by fairy lights and lanterns giving it a wonderfully magical feel. There are plenty restaurants and bars to visit and it’s small enough…

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Battambang Bamboo Railway, Cambodia

We journeyed from Phnom Penh to Battambang by, you guessed it, a horrible bus. This one didn’t have air-con and we were sat over the engine sweating buckets with children screaming the whole way. Can you tell that I don’t enjoy this method of transport? I moan about it enough! From now on, I promise…

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Phnom Tamao Wildlife Reserve – Betelnut Tours

Having seen many adverts for elephant shows, monkey shows, crocodile shows and more. Alex and I had a hankering to see some of the wildlife of Cambodia. Knowing that the majority of zoo’s and shows in South East Asia have little regard for their animals well-being we wanted to find somewhere that treats the wildlife…

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Playing Charades in a Bangkok Hospital

I have neglected my blogging responsibilities, again! I do have a genuine, valid reason this time… I have been playing a game of charades in a Bangkok Hospital. It started with an awful journey from Seam Reap, Cambodia to Bangkok, Thailand. Coming down with gastroenteritis whilst on a bumpy two hour bus journey, then standing…

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Phnom Penh : A history lesson

After an awful bus journey that took 7 hours instead of the promised 4 we arrived in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. We’d heard lots of mixed opinions about the place and decided to take some time to decide for ourselves. Phnom Penh’s attractions mainly revolve around the subject of their awful history-…

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Sihanoukville: Christmas, New Year and Beyond

Apologies for the late, late post. Christmas and New Year and everything in between and around, got in the way. Well, at least that’s my excuse. I am writing this post from Siem Reap, Cambodia. Since my last post we crossed the border from Vietnam and arrived in Sihanoukville. We stayed there for around two…

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Vietnam: Hints and Tips

We left Vietnam 6 days ago and now living with some friends in Sihanoukville, Cambodia for the time being. It’s definitely luxurious not having to pack my backpack every other day- we’ve actually unpacked! I have to say I do actually miss the excitement of looking forward to the days excursions however, being able to…

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Saigon and the Cu Chi Tunnels

Our last stop in Vietnam before we move on to Cambodia was Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh. We had another horrific sleeper bus experience; think cockroaches, terrible driving and an extra 3 hours added onto the journey for no apparent reason. I was expecting Saigon to be busier, dirtier and just generally crazier…

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Mui Ne – Sand Dunes & Fairy Spring

Mui Ne is a smaller, less touristy, more rural version of Nha Trang. It still has a lot of Russians, restaurants, bars and watersports but it has a nicer feel to it. The beach is beautiful and miles long and it has a gorgeous fishing village nearby.Mui Ne is best known for its range of…