Cambodia: Sihanoukville and Crossing to Vietnam

The province of Sihanoukville had popped up in my searches, often described as a ‘party town’ but with a little less of the tourist swarming that has occurred to many parts of Thailand. We figured we may as well make our way there and check it out before heading to Vietnam. Doing a little more reading revealed the province was also home to a couple of islands, notably Koh Rong. After spending the last wee while inland, sea water would be a nice change. $7 and a […]

Cambodia: Phnom Penh

Following my travels to Siem Reap, the next logical destination was to head south-east to the capital and largest city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. As we were on a slight time constraint we took a direct overnight bus, which landed us there at just after 7am. As is often the case with taking public transport, local tuk-tuk drivers know the schedules and are conveniently waiting less than one meter from the door of the bus, ready to solicit your business and take you to your […]

Cambodia: Entry and Siem Reap

To be completely honest, I really didn’t know what to expect of Cambodia. The first time I heard the name of the country was in early high school, when we did a small study on Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge regime. I didn’t know how big the country was or where it was. It was a few years later, when I became a little more geographically aware that I realised it sits between Thailand and Vietnam, and after travelling to the former in 2014-15 […]