Tag: Cambodia

A Picky Eater’s Guide to Food in Asia

Here’s a fact: I’m the world’s pickiest eater. My friends still bring up the time in high school when I wouldn’t eat KFC coleslaw because it was “too spicy”. It’s not due to failings on my mother’s part-we had to sit at the table until all of our food was gone, and I certainly wasn’t one of […]

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Taking the Boat from Siem Reap to Battambang in Cambodia

When faced with two choices- a three-hour bus ride or a 6-9 hour boat ride, which would you choose? Last month my mum arrived for Christmas. The day after she landed we took the bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap. There’s only one bus that goes directly through, and it’s run by the Transport co. […]

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Getting my PADI in Cambodia

I’ve wanted to get my PADI since the first time I went scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. I also did a wreck dive in Bali and was diving with an instructor who made me hold his BCD (buoyancy control device) the whole time, while the boys got to go off by themselves. This was unacceptable. I’d heard […]

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Volunteering with New Futures Organisation in Takeo, Cambodia

There are so many ways to volunteer abroad and so many different charities, that trying to find a worthwhile project can be overwhelming. As a western traveler I feel like it’s only right that I give some time and “do my bit” while I travel, but it’s becoming increasingly hard to find legitimate volunteer opportunities. I’d heard great things about volunteering […]

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The Temples of Angkor

Going to Cambodia without visiting the temples of Angkor is like going to Egypt and skipping the Pyramids. More than two million visitors swing by the temples each year, and for good reason. With hundreds of temples in the area there’s plenty to choose from, and they’re all so different that it’s hard to pick a favorite. Entry to […]

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Flight of the Gibbon-Ziplining in Siem Reap

Yesterday I was lucky enough to go ziplining in Siem Reap at the Flight of the Gibbon in Angkor Archaeological Park, and I’m so glad that I jumped at the opportunity. In order to get into the Angkor Archaeological Park you need a park pass which is $20 for a day or $40 for three days. […]

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