Phnom Penh is a charming city, not a huge metropolis like Bangkok. This means there are significantly fewer sights, and sightseeing is dominated by horrific genocide the Cambodian people endured in the 1970s under Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge regime. There are two sites […]
I thought I’d write seperately about Siem Reap town itself as my other articles will be flooded with temple pictures! Siem Reap is a strange place. It’s essentially a town grown out of one purpose: a hub for people visiting the Angkor Temples. They get […]
On our final day with our driver we went to visit the Roluos group of temples, some of the oldest in the Angkor area, about 20 mins East of Siem Reap. The main temple there, Bakong, was another huge impressive pyramid, surrounded by ruins and […]
Following a tour of the major temples on the first day, the second day involved a trip to the (slightly) less visited temples, along with a trip out to Banteay Srei, some 30km from Siem Reap. The distance meant we spent quite a long time […]
Continuing the series of travel tips and lessons learned, here’s what we found in Siem Reap. 1. Bring passport photos and dollars for your visa on arrival. They need one photo and it’s $30 per person for the standard tourist visa. 2. Stay at Adan […]
We arrived on a short flight from Bangkok and cleared the airport quickly and easily. We had prebooked Adan World Hostel on a recommendation from a friend in Bangkok and they organised to pick us up from the airport in a tuk-tuk. More on that […]
This will be the first in a series of posts aimed at anyone travelling to these destinations. It’ll mainly centre around advice for budget travel, useful information for navigating the city of Bangkok and any lessons we have learned along the way.
Following seeing the Grand Palace we were taken out for the night by another friend and his Thai girlfriend. They were insistent we saw the other side of Bangkok and we ended up at Nana plaza.
For our next day in Bangkok we decided to do some of the main tourist sites. The aim was to squeeze in the big 3 Bhuddas – Emerald, Reclining and Golden – and see the Grand Palace. We decided to use the boat transport system […]
After a good first night and an even better kip we hooked up with our mates Joe & Ellie, who were staying in the same hotel as us, for a bacon & eggs breakfast and decided to head to Chatachuk market – Thailand’s largest – […]