Cambodia

Flooded paddies in Kampot

Kampot’s chilled-out charm

After lazing around forever on Otres beach and trying to avoid Koh Rong’s wildlife, it was finally time to leave...

Solo palm tree, Koh Rong

Beaches, Bugs, and Bovines: Three Days on Koh Rong

After a perfect ten days on Otres beach we reluctantly decided to move on. It would have been far too...

Bokor church

Amidst the ruins of Bokor Hill Station

For the last forty years Bokor Hill Station in southern Cambodia has been slowly falling into ruin. Built by French...

Otres beach

The One Reason Sihanoukville Doesn’t Suck

Since writing this post in 2012, Sihanoukville (including, sadly, Otres Beach) has seem massive tourism development. Hundreds of casinos and...

Shopping strip in Bali

The Worst Tourist Traps of South East Asia

While I spend most of my time talking about how much I love South East Asia, there are some places that really just aren't that great...

Cycling child in Cambodia

Reflecting on Cambodia

“Tuk tuk, sir?” “Sir, tuk tuk?  Where you going?” “Sir?” The noisy old bus had staggered to a halt on...

Dreaming of South East Asia

It’s a funny thing, you know. Something I’ve realised about myself over the years is that I don’t deal well...

Taking It Slow: Public Transport in South East Asia

I can’t think of anywhere else I’ve been with such diversity of public transport options as South East Asia. If...

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