Cambodia travel tips

We were partly sad to leave Cambodia and partly looking forward to our next adventure. We have learnt a lot about the Khmer people, from their greatness during the Khmer empire to the resilience during the Khmer Rouge. Sadly, it is a country where greatness feels like a distant past and poverty is an on-going…

Angkor

Siem Reap is a city made famous, due to the nearby ruined city of the Khmer empire; Angkor. These temple ruins were only rediscovered in the 1860’s and had been poorly looked after, damaged and looted during and after the Khmer Rouge regime. The Khmer empire reached its greatest power and size during the 12th…

Some dolphins and our last Cambodian bus

Once very prolific and found everywhere in the Mekong in Cambodia,the Irrawaddy river dolphin can now only be found in a few places. One of them is near the town of Kratie, which is why we headed there next. Unfortunately this meant two bus journeys and a short stop in Phnom Penh inbetween. On our…

Ted in the jungle

Our first adventure back on the road was to be Chi Phat, a community based ecotourism (CBET) project set up by Wildlife Alliance. Chi Phat was once infamous for illegal logging and poaching, but seven years ago this village began its transformation into an ecotourism centre. We read about it in Lonely Planet, as a…

Lonely Beach

Apart from the pepper farm we had arranged a second workaway. This time we would go to a beautiful tropical island with the name Koh Rong, just off the coast of Sihanoukville. The location was Lonely Beach eco resort with it’s own beach, at the quiet north end of the island. Most tourists and backpackers…