Kep’s Abandoned Colonial and Modernist Villas

Neglected and atmospheric architecture on Cambodia’s southern coast Kep Sur Mer (Kep-on-Sea), to give Kep its correct title, is a rather quiet coastal town in southern Cambodia. These days, it is known for its laid-back ambience, excellent seafood (especially crab)...

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2016 Travel Review in Photographs

Here we go again with a roundup of where our 2016 travels took us, featuring a lot of wanderlusty photographs. Is it really a year since our last annual travel review?! At the start of every year we catch ourselves saying “we’re going to really slow it down this...

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Visiting Bangkok’s Airplane Graveyard

Urban Exploration and Abandoned Aircraft at Bangkok’s airplane graveyard: one of the Big Mango’s most unique attractions What is the Airplane Graveyard? Named after King Ram Khamhaeng, the 13th-century ruler of ancient Sukhothai (the forerunner to modern day...

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Double Take: From Cambodia to Shoreditch, London

They say everybody has a double somewhere out there… I got within a cat’s whisker of creeping up and surprising a guy at Chengdu airport many years ago because I thought he was my father and I actually met my double in Cambodia earlier this year - he even (almost) had...

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Postcards from the Past: Asia

This post is part two of a mini-series and features postcards I sent from my first backpacking adventures #backintheday. The first part included cards I sent from my first trip to Europe way back in 1988! This second part features my first independent travels to Asia,...

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Uber-Cool Tuk-Tuk – Ayutthaya’s wacky motorised 3-wheelers

I couldn't help but go crazy with the camera during our recent visit to Ayutthaya in Central Thailand. You’re probably thinking the glorious, UNESCO recognised, temples and palaces that should be on everyone’s must-see list when visiting Thailand right? Well, sort of...

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Street Art in George Town, Penang

Seeking Out Street Art in Penang: The Street Art Capital of Asia! Unlike some cities, where street art is tucked away in less salubrious parts of town and not easy to find, you don't have to search very hard to find art in public places in Penang. If you're in George...

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Travel Shot | Bird Cafe in Tao Dan Park, Saigon

Tucked behind Reunification Palace, Tao Dan Park is a little green oasis bang in the heart of downtown Saigon. If you head there in the morning - the earlier the better but no later than 9am - you will see Vietnamese men of all ages (but predominantly elderly), who...

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Cambodian jungle bikes in Mondulkiri & Ratanakiri

Cambodian jungle bikes: the mechanical work-horses of Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri provinces Located in Cambodia’s far flung eastern reaches, close to the border with Vietnam, the provinces of Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri see few tourists, yet both regions are bursting with...

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Preah Vihear: Cambodia’s contentious Angkorian ruins

Preah Vihear Temple: A brief guide on why this UNESCO World Heritage Site is so controversial, how to get to Preah Vihear and is it safe to visit? Situated atop a 525m high plateau in the Dangrek Mountains, Preah Vihear is one of the most dramatically located...

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Travel Tips for Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Advice for travellers visiting the Phuket Vegetarian Festival Also known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is, without a doubt, one of the most bizarre festivals we have ever attended. Our previous post covered what you will see at the...

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Phnom Penh’s Distinctive Architecture

Discovering Phnom Penh’s Architectural Heritage from Colonial Buildings to New Khmer Architecture I’m going to begin by saying that we cannot take any credit for the contents of the walking tour of Phnom Penh which I am about to showcase. During our recent extended...

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