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Travel Tips: The Best Cambodia Guidebook is FREE

That’s right. The BEST guidebook in Cambodia is FREE! At my guesthouse, I picked up the Siem Reap Angkor Visitors Guide and didn’t know how valuable that magazine was at the time. Eventually, I found it to be the all-around the best guide for travelers to Siem Reap and Cambodia.

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10 Reasons You’ll LOVE Cambodia

Why would you like Cambodia? Well, aside from being one of the best budget destinations in Southeast Asia, here’s some things you might want to know about.

August 13, 2012 27
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The Floating Village of Tonle Sap Lake and Boat Scams

Located 17 km outside of Siem Reap is the Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake of Southeast Asia. The biggest attraction for tourists however, is that it harbors communities of floating villages— boat houses to houses raised upon stilts up to 10 meters high!

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Can hype kill famous landmarks… like Angkor Wat?

When I stepped foot onto Angkor Wat Archeological Park and stared at the crumbles of time, I thought one thing~

This is it?

August 3, 2012 47
Things to Know before you Go to Phnom Penh
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Things to Know before you Go to Phnom Penh

As a tourist and traveler, I find it occasionally frustrating to view the inner antics and life of city  from a bus or tuk-tuk enroute to another destination. I may see something culturally peculiar or fascinating, but only get a fly-by record of it. But before I can raise my camera, the event is gone… Before […]

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Photo Essay | A walking guide to exploring Phnom Penh (Pt 1)

Although it’s much cheaper, easier and quicker to hire a motodop for ($1-$2/ride), it can be worthwhile to stroll the city on foot. Phnom Penh has a hidden style, interesting neighborhoods and disarming life stashed away in its streets. You’ll find yourself stumbling upon some surprising gems when you take to the pavement.

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Finding Glam in the Street Salons of Southeast Asia

When you’re backpacking solo, it’s easy to let your feminine wiles go to pot. I’ve given in to regimen of cold water baths (due to a lack of hot water), hoisted my pants up over my ankles for squat toilets, doused myself in a citron perfume of mosquito repellent and I’ve often dug the dirt out from under my nails with anything, well,… pointed.

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Kampong Cham Market: Uncovering Authentic Cambodia

Marketplaces can be interesting places to explore. I’m talking of the markets, that locals go to for grocery shopping, commonplace items, food and the daily jaunt. Not the ones tourists go for souvenirs.

A marketplace can have layers. It can hold secret clues to a culture’s sensibilities and household heart.

June 11, 2012 14
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Solo Cambodia & a Hunt for a Khmer song I wanted to buy

Sometimes as a solo traveler, I resent having to make decisions for myself.

With endless options of things to do and places to see, there’s no one to bounce your ideas off of and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with having to choose. Take day trips, for instance.

June 5, 2012 9
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