5 Most Horrific Places To Go Backpacking In

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 we love the good moments, but on my travels I feel the need to explore Read more about 5 Most Horrific Places To Go Backpacking In[…]

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

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 and head away from the main bar strip, known as Pub Street. I may have Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Tuk Tuk Bar, Siem Reap, Cambodia[…]

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

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 of you will know Siem Reap for its association with the Angkor temples, most notably Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Whiskey Buckets and T-Shirts at the Angkor What? Bar in Siem Reap, Cambodia[…]

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

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 down near the Cambodia border so I did the Nong Nok Khieng to Trapeang Kreal Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Laos to Cambodia (Nong Nok Khieng to Trapaing Kreal)[…]

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

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 one is for you. I went for the 3 day ticket option as I knew Read more about Visiting Angkor Wat: 1 Day or 3 Day Ticket??[…]

Angkor Temples, Cambodia: Thommanon

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. Since each temple is very different, they will have to be covered individually to avoid Read more about Angkor Temples, Cambodia: Thommanon[…]

Backpacking in Cambodia: Angkor Temples – Ta Keo

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 travel buddies for some of Laos and most of Cambodia. Indeed we toured Vientiane and Read more about Backpacking in Cambodia: Angkor Temples – Ta Keo[…]

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

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 killed, bodies thrown into pits. In the darkness of night. Cambodia lost a third of Read more about Backpacking in Cambodia: Choeung Ek Genocidal Center – “Killing Fields”[…]