Siem Reap to Bangkok, a bitch of a busride!

After finishing up in Siem Reap we were done with Cambodia for now. Our next destination was Kuala Lumpur where Hiza was waiting for us. We had booked a flight with Air Asia from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur which meant that we had to go from Siem Reap to Bangkok by bus. This route is feared among travellers due to the horrible conditions of the roads and frequent delays. As our bus experiences in Cambodia and Vietnam so far had been very good we decided... Read More

Angkor Wat – One of the seven wonders of the world

Angkor Wat's reflection on my sunglasses Angkor Wat, the mysterious city of temples in North Cambodia has long been on the top five locations that I want to visit. It didn’t dissapoint me, and after three intensive days of sightseeing my verdict is clear, if you’re even close to Siem Reap then you can’t afford to miss out on the beauty, size and sheer impressiveness of the Angkor temples. Imagine walking around in the thickest... Read More

Cambodia Reborn

Being done with the ugly side of Cambodia it’s time to introduce you to the Cambodia of today. A mesmerizing country filled with friendly and welcoming people that made our stay absolutely worthwhile. Our Cambodian adventure started with a surprisingly good busride from Saigon. Compared to the 23 hour busride that took us from Laos to Vietnam this ride was a walk in the park. It might have had something to do with us paying a bit more for this... Read More

Cambodian Horror part 2 – S21 and The Killing Fields

Trying to contain the horror that happened between the years of 1974 and 1978 in two simple posts on a travel blog, is not only unjust, but impossible. Im simply trying to convey some of the stuff we saw in Cambodia in the best possibly way I can. The last post was a broad picture about the general history of the Khmer Rouge and how they ruled the country with an iron grip for four years. This post on the other hand is a bit more personal and graphical,... Read More

Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge – Systematic Evil

The mere fact that I have to divide my Cambodia posts into two separate sides of the human nature, good and evil, says something about this country’s complex past. In the upcoming posts about Phnom Penh,  Siem Reap and Angkor Wat I’m going to let you in on the Cambodia of today, a country full of life and an impressive ancient history, rivalling that of Rome and Alexander the Great. In two posts covering the dark side of Cambodias recent... Read More