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.

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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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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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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Phnom Penh’s Distinctive Architecture

Discovering Phnom Penh’s Architectural Heritage from Colonial Buildings to New Khmer Architecture Updates 2017 and 2018: Phnom Penh is developing at a rapid rate and, unfortunately, some of the structures listed in the original post (published in 2016) no longer exist...

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Cycle Rickshaws: An Asian Icon

Cycle rickshaws: An Asian institution Historically not as old as I was expecting, the cycle rickshaw was first developed in Asia in the 1880s but was not used with any regularity until the late 1920s starting in Singapore. Coming in all shapes and sizes, cycle...

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Backpacking in Cambodia in the early ’90s

What was it like backpacking in Cambodia in the early '90s? I first visited Cambodia in October 1992. Back then it was relatively easy to get a visa (courtesy of Bangkok’s Khao San Road travel agents) but options for entering the country were limited to just two. You...

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2013: Our Year of Travels with Photographs

A summary of our 2013 travels with photographs and a (temporary) return to the world of gainful employment As we head full on into 2014, it’s the time of year when we look back on what we’ve been up to in 2013. Yes, blog entries have been a bit thin on the ground but...

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