Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh Bus

CAMBODIA BORDER CROSSINGS BY BUS

Mark and I felt uneasy when we heard news of the missing AirAsia flight that was later found crashed in the sea last December. We were in Thailand at the time and just two weeks prior we had flown with AirAsia...
Toul Sleng, Phnom Penh, Angkor,  Cambodia, travel, SE Asia, South East Asia, Temple, Ruins, Khmer, Tomb Raider Temple, Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon, The Killing Fields, The Killing Field at Choeung Ek, Siem Reap

ANGKOR TEMPLES SAMPLE ITINERARY

When visiting the iconic Angkor temple ruins in Cambodia, Mark and I had the option to purchase a 1-day, 3-day, or 7-day pass. Many people mistake Angkor Wat as just one temple complex, but it's actually an...
Eagle Creek Pack-it Cubes, Gear review, packing list, travel
4.8

GEAR REVIEW: EAGLE CREEK PACK-IT CUBES

The more RTW gear lists I read while making my own, the more I realized I might actually need some help organizing my backpack. Therefore I ended up with a Eagle Creek Pack-It™ Cube Set for the...
PrAna Stretch Zion Short, gear review, travel, packing list, best shorts for travel,
5.0

GEAR REVIEW: PRANA STRETCH ZION SHORTS

When packing for our trip I was as picky with shorts as I was with my footwear. I only wanted to pack two actual pairs of shorts: the first pair casual and comfortable, the second would be light running...
Toul Sleng, Phnom Penh, Angkor,  Cambodia, travel, SE Asia, South East Asia, Temple, Ruins, Khmer, Tomb Raider Temple, Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon, The Killing Fields, The Killing Field at Choeung Ek, Siem Reap

CAMBODIA PHOTO GALLERY

On our first visit to Cambodia we followed the well-worn tourist track starting first at the temples of Angkor outside Siem Reap. Making the most of a seven-day pass, we rode tuk tuks and bicycles and wandered...
Channsoda Hotel in Phnom Penh
4.2

CHANNSODA HOTEL IN PHNOM PENH

There are many cheap places to stay in Phnom Penh so it was a hard choice to decide where to stay. We chose Channsoda Hotel not only for the reasonable price, but also for it's amazing location across the...
Cambodia, Cambodian Genocide, Khmer Rouge, Toul Sleng, Pol Pot, Travel, Genocide, The Killing Fields, Choeung Ek, S-21,

CAMBODIA’S NIGHTMARE: THE KILLING FIELDS

Upon reaching the end of a heartbreaking tour at the Killing Field of Choeung Ek, visitors are left with a final thought: genocide has happened in many places--America, Armenia, Poland, Darfur, the USSR......
New Home Hostel in Siem Reap
4.8

NEW HOME HOSTEL IN SIEM REAP

As mentioned in the name, this is a new hostel that opened up last month in Siem Reap that we had the pleasure to stay at for 10 days. New Home Hostel offered great accommodation and facilities with...
Four Sons Inn in Bangkok
2.9

FOUR SONS INN IN BANGKOK

For our stay in Bangkok we wanted to stay near Khao San Road, so we found Four Sons Inn that was just a street over from the infamous road. It was perfect for our short stay. Private Room: Our private room...
Angkor, Cambodia, travel, SE Asia, South East Asia, Temple, Ruins, Khmer, Tomb Raider Temple, Angkor Wat

CAMBODIA’S CROWN JEWEL: ANGKOR WAT

One of the most life-altering events in my life was a visit to a Steve McCurry photo exhibit while I was working as a jet mechanic in San Diego. Among his photographs were a number of beautiful scenes from the...