Despite my absolute undying love for Siem Reap we had to move on so we boarded our minivan to make the 7 hour trip to Phnom Penh. Unfortunately this journey in an overcrowded, poorly air conditioned minivan on bumpy dusty...roads (roads is quite a generous term for the tracks we drove down) with a mad… Continue reading Phnom Penh…mixed emotions.
One of the stranger experiences and perhaps a visit I slightly regret was a trip to Tongle Sap to see the floating village Chong Khneas. There is a population of 3 million living around or on the lake and there are several floating villages. At 15k away, Chong Kneas is the closest to Siem Reap… Continue reading Poverty Tourism
So...the obligatory post about the temples. Needless to say they are pretty amazing and this post will be pretty photo heavy! We arrived at our hotel in Siem Reap (The Angkor Secret Garden) thinking that we would just chill out ready for a day at the temples the following day. However, Mr Lucky, the hotel… Continue reading The obligatory Angkor Temples post!
Obviously if you are in Siem Reap you will be visiting the temples (I will be writing a post about these soon) but Siem Reap has lots of other things to offer. Here are .... fun things to do in Siem Reap after your temple visit. They are not all Siem Reap specific but are… Continue reading 5 fun things to do in Siem Reap after the temples!
At the beginning of this, my third post I thought I'd briefly explain the name of my blog 'a worried traveller'. I am not afraid to admit that I am a worrier. I like control and I'm not very good at going with the flow! Not an ideal personality for a traveller. The first few… Continue reading Ho Chi Minh City…haggling, helpful hotels and horrifying roads!