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5 Most Horrific Places To Go Backpacking In

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Don’t paint yourself a picture of travelling as beaches, hot sun and cocktails please. That’s not backpacking, and in all honesty it’s not reflective of travel as a whole and it’s certainly biased. You’re only seeing the good things. Yes …

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Thirsty Thursdays: The Tuk Tuk Bar, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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A lot of backpackers will have been to Siem Reap in Cambodia for sure – it’s even on a popular “backpacker’s trail” due to its proximity to Angkor Wat, but it’s nice to go against the flow in Siem Reap …

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Thirsty Thursdays: Whiskey Buckets and T-Shirts at the Angkor What? Bar in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Puns and comedy rank highly with me on my travels and today’s Thirsty Thursdays warps me back to Cambodia last year and the city of Siem Reap and a trip to a bar with a pun in its title. Most …

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World Borders: How to Get From Laos to Cambodia (Nong Nok Khieng to Trapaing Kreal)

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In my latest edition of my world borders series I look at how to get from Laos to Cambodia. There are obviously a few routes you can take to go between these two countries. I was staying in Don Det …

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Visiting Angkor Wat: 1 Day or 3 Day Ticket??

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When you visit Angkor Wat and the Angkor Temples in Cambodia, you will get the option of a 1 day or 3 day ticket (and even a 7 day ticket!!). Here’s a few pointers that will help you decide which …

Angkor Temples, Cambodia: Thommanon

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Kids find amusement throwing rocks at a tree and that serves as my introduction to the temple of Thommanon in Cambodia. This was part of a three day temple tour of the Angkor Temples north of Siem Reap in Cambodia. …

Backpacking in Cambodia: Angkor Temples – Ta Keo

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The Angkor Temples Tour in Cambodia could literally have you traipsing round temples for weeks on end. I visited over 10 temples in three days, on the middle day – I was with Anthony and Helen from Cork – great …

Backpacking in Cambodia: Choeung Ek Genocidal Center – “Killing Fields”

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Make no mistake about it – this place is as horrific as it sounds. Here at Choeung Ek, was the scene of thousands of murders. Babies bashed against trees, prisoners thinking they were changing prisons only to be tortured and …

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