Category Cambodia

Mekong – you Jane!

Another day and another bus journey. Only this time it’s no ordinary bus journey. Today’s challenge would be the 6 hour bus Journey from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). With almost a month spent in Cambodia it was time (according to our Visa) to leave this beautiful country and head to our […]

Cambodia Highlights

We crossed the Cambodia and Vietnam border on Monday, leaving a little piece of our hearts in Cambodia. We both loved this country and urge you to visit soon before it becomes over commercialised and simply another Thailand. Enjoy our highlights. We had a fantastic time here and we will be back.       […]

First they took my molar…

For the last 5 weeks John’s tooth has been lose. He knew he needed to get it seen to but he wanted to wait for the right place. Our friend Charya goes to a clinic that is staffed with foreign trained dentists so we got her to book an appointment for John there. It was […]

Travelling 9 to 5

I must be dreaming… Why else would Peter Gabriel be singing to me…oh crap that’s my alarm ringing. For the last week my guest alarm song has been ‘Big Time’! “Karen…Karen wake up” I scream. “Wh…what day is it?” “Moving day!!” I reply. A rush of activity follows. No jumping in the showers or cups […]

The Island of Dr. Mor-Koh

“Hello Poor Island…..Hello Rich Island” We were dropped at the office in Sihanoukville for Palm Beach Bungalows and greeted by a big South African Man named Kevin, the owner. Luckily I had his business card as his booking system was all messed up, so he had to fit us in. With the boat pickup an […]

Life’s a Beach!!

Life is a Beach After a fast efficient mini van ride from Kampot to Sihanoukville we jumped into a tuk tuk to help escape the concrete jungle towards the laid back simple life on Otres beach. No journey in Cambodia is smooth and this was no different. The motorbike broke down 4 times on the […]

City of Ghosts

It is hard to imagine that this sleepy town was once a thriving port. Then Sihanoukville was founded in 1959 and Kampot started a period of decline that it is slowly crawling out of. Before the Civil War there were hundreds of Pepper Plantations surrounding the town. Demand was high as restaurants in Paris had […]