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5 Reasons You Want To Go To Asia…

5 Reasons You Want To Go To Asia…

When you ask a youngish adult where they want to go travelling too, frequently South East Asia springs forth from their lips, whether it’s the temples of Siem Reap or the islands of Thailand. It doesn’t matter if you are from Europe, Australia or America, Asia seems to be first on the list. Here though, with a bit of help from age-old colonist, I’ll try and put a definitive answer on why so many young folks head out east. 1….

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How To Spend 3 Weeks in Cambodia

How To Spend 3 Weeks in Cambodia

Ah, Cambodia, the country of ancient temples, picture perfect beaches, chaotic cities and a past that casts an overgrowing dark shadow over this place that was once called paradise, here let me show you how to spend 3 weeks in Cambodia. Get The Touristy Stuff Done First! Angkor Wat, you mention to anyone you’re going to Cambodia and they’ll mention this place. To be fair though Angkor Wat is actually a stunning temple, very touristy in fact, but still stunning….

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In Defense of Phnom Penh

In Defense of Phnom Penh

Like Podgorica, Phnom Penh provokes a mix of reactions from travelers, some positive, but a lot of negatives, complaining it is dirty, busy and in some cases downright dangerous. Once again I believe this stems from the fact that people arrive in Phnom Penh with their expectations too high, for a city that less than forty years ago was a deserted wasteland, after the tin-pot dictators of the Khmer Rouge, forcefully drove everyone out of their homes, it’s doing remarkably…

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5 Things I Did Like About Cambodia

5 Things I Did Like About Cambodia

After my last post on the 5 things I didn’t like about Cambodia, I think it’s only fair I post my 5 things I did like about Cambodia. 1. The People The Khmer people are some of the kindest, friendliest and most open I’ve ever had the fortune of meeting on my travels. Especially once you get out of the main cities, motorcycling around the countryside, children line up on the street to high five you and then mob with…

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5 Things I Didn’t Like About Cambodia

5 Things I Didn’t Like About Cambodia

Travelers, myself included, frequently find everything awesome, but sometimes things are less than awesome, here are my 5 things, I didn’t like about Cambodia. 1. Siem Reap As far as destinations go Siem Reap would sit comfortably at the bottom, right next to Benidorm and Torrevieja. Yes, it does have the ancient Angor Wat temple complex nearby, somewhere that should be on everyone’s list, but the town itself is a wasteland of culture. Maybe this is just a personal thing,…

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