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Cambodia – fighting for the border

We’ve been to Cambodia twice up until now. While we didn’t see much during the first visit, as we just stayed in the Koh Kong Area as Andrea was ill at first and afterwards we worked a lot, this visit was quite nice and brought us to Sianoukhville, Kep, Kampot, Cheung...
Thanks

Thanks

08 March 2016 – To Charlotte from Switzerland, Thank you for the bread, what you didn’t know was that we were up at five that morning for the market, unsuccessfully looking for bread – so you could not have made a better contribution, you were also...
A note on bribery

A note on bribery

We’d done so well. Nearly 20,000km travelled, and only one bribe paid so far. Well, the Cambodia/Laos border added two more in the space of minutes. By all accounts, we actually did pretty well limiting it to just that. This border is renowned for corruption,...
Mekong meanderings (Part One #Cambodia)

Mekong meanderings (Part One #Cambodia)

As it is the world’s 12th longest river, and travels through literally every country we would be visiting on mainland South East Asia, it was inevitable that the Mighty Mekong would feature heavily in our lives, particularly with our ongoing fetish for being...
Battambang 

Battambang 

Battambang has firmly placed itself on the exclusive ‘places we could live’ list. There’s enough going on to keep yourself busy: the circus was fantastic; there are a selection of cooking courses to do; a couple of different markets to wander around;...
An attempt at travel journalism

An attempt at travel journalism

Staying on the culinary theme, whilst in Battambang we both enrolled on a cooking course at Nary Kitchen. Although not often as exquisite as a high standard Thai curry, we have found the quality of Khmer food to be much more consistent – we haven’t had a...

Cambodia – fighting for the border

Cambodia – fighting for the border We’ve been to Cambodia twice up until now. While we didn’t see much during the first visit, as we just stayed in the Koh Kong Area as Andrea was ill at first and afterwards we worked a lot, this visit was quite nice and brought us to...

Koh Chang

At the moment we are on Koh Chang, an Island in Thailand,  fairly close to the Cambodian border. Koh Chang is a great place to be and that might be the reason why we are here for the second time now,  which normally isn’t our habbit. But the first month went by...
A shocking and thought provoking day

A shocking and thought provoking day

   The Choeung Ek Genocide Museum (more commonly known as the Killing Fields) and the S-21 prison.  Not a fun day out – but essential for anyone visiting Phnom Penh and Cambodia as a whole. Lots of things are deemed ‘essential’ in...
Putting the NOM into Phnom Penh

Putting the NOM into Phnom Penh

I’d been to Phnom Penh last July, and to be honest, it hadn’t really grabbed me as a location. As a result, although it was still firmly on the list of places to visit, initially I was keen to keep our stay here pretty brief. Well, this is an occasion...
Cambodia Visa – In Bangkok

Cambodia Visa – In Bangkok

This was easy. As there seems to be limited information online…. like opening hours etc. hopefully this will help out anyone looking for the same. Consulate: 518/4 Pracha Uthit Road (Soi Ramkamhaeng 39) Wangtonglang Bangkok 10310 Thailand Get off the Metro at...
Findet Nemo

Findet Nemo

Als Urlaubsziel haben wir uns die Insel Ko Chang im äußersten Südosten an der Grenze zu Kambodscha ausgeguckt. Doch bis dorthin sind es noch einige Kilometer und auf dem Weg dorthin besuchen wir zuerst die antike Stadt Sukothai, gegründet 1238 aus einer...
Phnom Penh beyond the Killing Fields

Phnom Penh beyond the Killing Fields

Cambodia remains one of the countries that ranks highest on our list of those places that most pulled at our heartstrings, and makes us long to return. There is, undeniably, the crown jewel of the ruins of Angkor Wat, the long boat trip to Battambang, and the...
Stories from Phnom Penh

Stories from Phnom Penh

There’s a dead man lying in the gutter. A red cloth napkin covers his face. He’s wearing a colourful floral shirt, the kind which seem to be a big hit here with foreigners. I can tell he’s a Westerner because his shirt is short sleeved and I can see his wrinkly white...
Massage Envy …..???

Massage Envy …..???

I walked back to my desk much more relaxed than anytime in recent memory, having just enjoyed an all too brief chair massage courtesy of the company. It has been YEARS since Jim and I have properly indulged in massage. The desire to pay off debt and escape the 9-5 had...