Travelling to Cambodia – Phnom Penh

En route to the temples near Siem Reap, we had a four night stay in Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh. I went in to the city with fairly low expectations, but there are so many things that I enjoyed about our stay here. With a population of two million it’s a smallish city that is easy to get around. There’s a laid back feel here, interesting sights and kind people. Don’t discount it on your way to Siem Reap! Continue reading

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Travelling to Myanmar – Lake Inle

Not long after we’d arrived into Heho Airport, we found ourselves at our taxi driver’s house drinking tea and munching on locally made potato chips. He’d told us that the best potatoes in Myanmar were grown in his home town and asked if we wanted to try them. Of course we said yes. Continue reading

Bagan – Too Many Temples to Count: Part 2

Having worked up a sweat on bicycles during our first day exploring Bagan, we decided electric bikes were worth investigating. I tried driving one for all of about thirty seconds before nearly crashing and concluding it was too heavy and ‘felt weird’. They were really electric scooters rather than bikes. So we hired one for K8000 (USD$7 per day) and this was how we got around for our two remaining days in Bagan. Continue reading