Wandering the Streets of Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Wandering the Streets of Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

It was a shock to the senses to come to a busy city like Phnom Penh after having been on an internet free island for a few days. As this was the last section of my 5 month trip I decided to have a little luxury and booked myself into the Blue Lime hotel. It was...
I found an island paradise in Cambodia

I found an island paradise in Cambodia

As I was coming to the end of my 5 month trip around SE Asia I decided I wanted a proper holiday. A beach. A pile of books. Good food. Loads of swimming. I discovered what I was looking for in the South of Cambodia. I flew from Siem Reap to a town called...
Cycling through the temples of Angkor Wat

Cycling through the temples of Angkor Wat

There are a LOT of temples at Angkor Wat; too many for me to see in one day. On my first day I hired a tuk-tuk to take me to some of the main temples. Today, I hired a bike and spent a leisurely day cycling around the Grand Tour (this is the longer way around the...
Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

4.30am. Bleary eyed I struggled out of bed. I was heading to see the sunrise over Angkor Wat. This was one of those experiences that I’d been really looking forward to my entire trip. The weather has other plans as the sunrise wasn’t a glory of colour rather a quiet...
Siem Reap – relaxing by the river

Siem Reap – relaxing by the river

I arrived at Siem Reap airport in the dark; a sadness with me as I had left behind my friends in Chiang Mai; both four legged and human. My tuk tuk driver was full of cheer as he carried my backpack through the rain that has began to descend at the airport. Aside from...

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