During our time on the road, Sarah and I have had some interesting experiences, some great, some awful. Nothing, however, could have prepared us for what we experienced on the way from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh on an overnight bus. Here is what happened. In a hurry to get to Phnom Penh with enough … Continue reading Travel Nightmares! Cockroaches and busses in Cambodia.
The colonial city of Battambang was high on our list in Cambodia to visit. The old world architecture and riverside sleepy town vibe described in travel guides had been greatly appealing. Unfortunately, we only had one spare night to make this visit so knew we would have to be pretty organised. We took the earliest … Continue reading Battambang – a flying visit.
The Killing Cave is located a few miles out of Battambang in Cambodia. It is one of the many mass graves from the horrors of the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror.
A fifteen minute Tuk Tuk ride from Battambang city centre there is one of the more infamous backpacker attractions in Cambodia. It is quirky, fun, and naturally in no way complies with anything close to a health and safety regulation. It is the Bamboo Train. The train consists of small bamboo 'carriages' which are powered … Continue reading The most dangerous fun you can have for $5 – the bamboo train!
Filmed in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Landmines have left an enduring mark on Cambodia, and continue to do damage. The Cambodian War Remnant Museum in Siem Reap educates people on the causes and effects of landmines in the country. https://youtu.be/UlgItG-G2ts
Something that we found both novel and addictive in Siem Reap were Ice Cream Rolls. Coming in a variety of flavours and available all around the night market area, possibly the coolest thing about these was to watch them being made! The vendor would mix fruit or chocolate with sugar and cream, then pour the … Continue reading Ice Cream Rolls! The ‘coolest’ snack in Siem Reap