Category: Siem Reap

  • 2018 in review

    2018 in review

    We’re just a few short days from closing the book on 2018. So I thought I’d take a break from holiday merriment to look back on the new stamps my gnome and I got on our passport. This year, I visited some great places and some not so great places. Here’s a recap of some…

  • Ta Prohm in photos

    Ta Prohm in photos

    There are a lot of truly remarkable temples in the Angkor Wat complex and aside from Angkor Wat itself, none is more famous than the “Tomb Raider” temple. The abandoned Ta Prohm temple ruins covered in overgrown tree roots and rubble was featured prominently in the 2001 Angelina Jolie movie, hence its nickname. By the…

  • Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by bus

    Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by bus

    Despite not having much by way of railway transport, Cambodia turned out to be one of the most convenient countries to get around. If you’re looking for a reliable and affordable way to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, or the other way around, I strongly suggest a bus. Transport options There’s no shortage…

  • How to get a Cambodian tourist visa

    How to get a Cambodian tourist visa

    I have good news and bad news. The bad news is you probably need a tourist visa to visit Cambodia. The good news is that it’s cheap and painless to get. Here is everything you need to know about the process of getting a Cambodian tourist visa. Who needs a visa Unless you’re traveling with…

  • Things to do in Siem Reap (that are not Angkor Wat)

    Things to do in Siem Reap (that are not Angkor Wat)

    Most people go to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat, but the city has an interesting variety of things to see and do in its own right. These are all the coolest things to do in Siem Reap when you’re done exploring Angkor Wat. Check out the Wat Preah Prom Rath temple This quaint temple…

  • Balling on a budget: When a cheap vacation is also a luxury vacation

    Balling on a budget: When a cheap vacation is also a luxury vacation

    I’m a teacher, so I don’t have so much disposable income that I can afford 5-star hotels whenever I travel. I usually settle for 3-star with good guest reviews (with very mixed results). But in some places, a modest income can stretch a long way. When we booked our trip to Cambodia, where you can…