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...
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 from 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, Cambodia, 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...
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, Thailand, 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...
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...
Snorkeling in Ko Phi Phi Leh

BEST THAI ISLANDS AND BEACHES

Unlike most travelers who hit Bangkok first on their trip to Thailand, Mark and I skipped the big city and flew straight to Thailand's renowned islands and idyllic beach towns. Escaping winter to chase hot...
Patong Beach, Thailand
4.6

MVC PATONG HOUSE IN PATONG BEACH

Our home for one month was at MVC Patong House in Patong Beach. We chose this hotel because of its close proximity to the beach, gym and supermarket, all with a great price. We really enjoyed our stay at MVC...
Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

THAILAND PHOTO GALLERY

By the time we left Thailand, we couldn't believe that two whole months had passed. The first month we spent relaxing and exploring a number of beaches and islands between Phuket and Krabi. The second month we...
Sea to Summit XBowl
4.5

GEAR REVIEW: SEA TO SUMMIT X-BOWL

This was one of the last items we picked up before leaving — the Sea to Summit X-Bowl. It was almost an afterthought, a head-slapping "duh" moment when we realized how helpful it would be to carry our own...
Patong Beach, Thailand

WORK HARD, PLAY HARD IN PATONG BEACH

Seven straight months of travel had taken its toll on our bodies: Mark was losing weight at an alarming rate and my back posture was getting worse by the day. By the time we reached Thailand we not only needed...