Snapshot of Otres Beach in the Past

We had passed through Sihanoukville twice before, once in 2012 and again in 2014, but the dirty beaches left us unimpressed. Locals and expats had told us that Otres Beach was cleaner and less crowded than the beaches in town and we finally made our way there in October 2016. Low Season in Sihanoukville Low … Read more

Back in Battambang, Cambodia

On our way to the border at Poipet, we stayed for two days in Battambang, a city that intrigued me when we made an unplanned stop there back in 2012. We booked two seats on a Golden Bayon Express van from Phnom Penh to Battambang for 15.95 euros. This was much more comfortable than the … Read more

Battambang and Poipet, Cambodia

An Unplanned Stop in Battambang We didn’t plan to visit Battambang, Cambodia. We had booked an early bus out of Phnom Penh to the border town of Poipet. The trip was a disaster from start to finish. We had the misfortune to be seated in front of a very disturbed Khmer man who kept reaching … Read more

Phnom Penh

The Death of a King We arrived in Phnom Penh to an overwhelming sight of crowds and noise. The former king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012 in Beijing. His body has been brought back to the royal palace to lay in state. A mourning period was declared by the government. Thousands … Read more

Bored in Kep, Cambodia

Kep is often done as a daytrip from Kampot but we thought that we might want to spend a couple of nights there. We’ve become pretty confidant in our ability to find lodging on arrival in Cambodia so we just took the first bus out of Kampot to see what we would find in Kep. … Read more