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  • 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…

  • Things to do in Phnom Penh

    Things to do in Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s sprawling and busy capital. It’s sometimes seen as a place to merely travel in and out of Cambodia, but it’s a great destination to enjoy culture, art, shopping, history, and lots and lots of drinking. These are some of the must-see and must-do activities in Phnom Penh. Tour the Royal Palace…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Visiting the animals at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

    Visiting the animals at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

    Cambodia is one of those countries full of rich wildlife. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those countries where animals are targeted by poachers, hunters, and illegal breeders. Animals that have been rescued out in the wild or who were abandoned as pets and are no longer fit to live in the wild are transported to…

  • Could I Live Here? Phnom Penh Edition

    Could I Live Here? Phnom Penh Edition

    Before coming here, the impression I had of Phnom Penh was generally that it’s not worth staying too long and that Siem Reap is better. It might be, I don’t know yet. But I do know that Phnom Penh has been delightful. Atmosphere Phnom Penh has all the markings of a typical Southeast Asia capital.…