Blog posts featuring Cambodia… Cambodia is a country that is very close to our hearts. Mark first backpacked there in 1992 and Kirsty’s first visited in 2003. It’s a destination we’ve been to countless times on both business and personal trips, and we’ve also spent extended periods of time in both Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

Where to break the journey between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

This post has been updated to include up to date information about riding the bamboo train and visiting the floating villages at Kampong Chhnang in 2019. We’ve also added a few more suggestions of things to see on the journey between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh....

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In photos: Abandoned swimming pools

Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools Of all the derelict places we find, swimming pools have to be one of the most alluring. It’s not always that easy to visualise what an abandoned location would have been like before it became...

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A guide to Southeast Asia’s less crowded Angkorian temples

Other Angkorian Temples in Southeast Asia apart from Angkor Wat Any mention of Angkorian temples usually conjures up images of Angkor Wat and the other magnificent temples found at Cambodia’s Angkor Complex which lays on the outskirts of Siem Reap. But in the period...

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Brutalist and Modernist architecture in Southeast Asia

Kirsty and I didn’t come to Southeast Asia to specifically look for Brutalist or Modernist architecture. In fact, if I’m being honest, it didn’t really occur to either of us that the region would even have this genre of architecture. Particularly with Brutalism, it’s...

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Abandoned Cambodia: Former Military Housing in Kompong Chhnang

Getting off-the-beaten-path in Cambodia From what we gleaned from the tourist board in Kompong Chhnang, this abandoned housing block dates back to French colonial-era (1863-1953, although I’m fairly certain this particular building was constructed in the latter years...

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Phnom Penh Nightlife Experience with Vespa Adventures

Those of you who follow our Facebook page will have noticed that we’re currently in Cambodia, a country that lures us back on a regular basis. Although it’s two years since we were last here, I’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve been to Phnom Penh and it’s a...

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Street Art in Kep | Cambodia

More often than not, when buildings are abandoned it’s inevitable that street art and graffiti will soon follow.   Considering the size of the town, Kep has a surprising amount of both street art and abandoned buildings. Our primary reason for seeking out Kep’s...

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Suggested Itinerary: Coastal Cambodia

  ITINERARY SUMMARY  Phnom Penh - Koh Kong - Sihanoukville - Koh Rong - Koh Rong Samloem - Sihanoukville - Kampot - Bokor Hill Station - Kep - Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) - Phnom Penh Too many travellers rush through Phnom Penh or give it a miss altogether. That’s...

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