To Battambang and Beyond

The city of Battambang was recommended to us last time we were here but at that time the lure of Thai beaches was too much. But this time we had no excuse as it was en route to the Thai beaches. We paid the almighty sum of £4.50 each to travel the 4 hours from…

Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor…take 2

When we visited Cambodia in December 2010 we had an amazing time. But we had some small regrets as a result of our time there. We only stayed for 5 days which is not long enough for such an incredible country with such amazing people. And we also visited with too much of a backpacker…

Cambodia

Our plan in so far as Cambodia was really to treat it as a way of getting from Vietnam to Thailand and to visit Angkor. We didn’t know quite what to expect from Cambodia and were a little nervous. Some people had told us how friendly the Cambodians were whilst another traveller told us we…

Cambodia to Thailand

Having experienced rail travel and air travel we were now going to make our way between Siem Reap in Cambodia and Bangkok in Thailand by way of coach travel. As is always the case in this part of the world the coach looked nothing like the picture in the travel agency offices. And it soon…

Angkor Day 2

Our second day at Angkor begun with a 5am pick up from our guest house. One of the major attractions is to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. As Angkor Wat is Cambodia’s biggest tourist attraction we were to share the experience with thousands of other tourists. The sun rise was very pleasant, though not…

Angkor Day 1

For many years we have wanted to visit the various temples at Angkor. So the past 2 days have been a dream come true for us both. The mass of temples located at Angkor were built between the 9th and 13th centuries AD and there are said to number over 1,000. Many are small and…

Siem Reap

We are now in Siem Reap having travelled here from Phnom Penh by bus. The journey took six hours and as seems to be the case with all of our long journeys it was highly entertaining. The further we got from Phnom Penh the more rural the surroundings and it was fascinating watching the farmers…