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Laos to Cambodia Border Report

This is our experience/record of crossing the Laos-Cambodia border on Wednesday, 8 February 2017. Our traveling party consisted of two people and two motorcycles. We started at 12:00pm and finished at 12:52pm. Border Name: Non Nok Khiene-Trapaeng Kriel Closest major...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet....
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...

Cambodian Pyjamas

​Ladies, have you ever wanted to own an outfit that seamlessly transitions from day to night? Well, you need to move to Cambodia (or the north of England) where it is totally socially acceptable to wear your pyjamas 24/7. The abundance of ladies in...

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...