7 Experiences that made us ask, “Why Do We Travel Again?!”

indian train station

Travel isn’t always so fun loving and carefree. Between all of the beautiful places you visit and smiling faces you meet there are countless hours spent on planes, trains, buses, horrific bathroom experiences, and situations that make you think, “Is traveling worth it?”, “Maybe it’s time to go home?” But than the next day we’ll meet some... Read More

South East Asian Persuasions

south_east_asia_map

The following is a general list of the things we wish we had known while travelling through South East Asia…  T.A.T. (Tourism Authority of Thailand) Lots of tuk-tuk drivers around Bangkok may well start boasting to you about this oh-so grand organisation called the TAT. They will excitedly explain how the TAT is there to support you, the poor lost tourist. They may... Read More

Temples of Angkor: A Fallen Power

Faces of Bayon

…A Fallen Power… As you can probably imagine Cambodia’s road system is far from fantastic. There are no road signs anywhere other than for Phnom Penh. ‘Phnom Penh - 800km’ … ‘Phnom Penh - 650km’ … ‘Phnom Penh – 1,940,500 km’!!!! So, we had to go north to Siem Reap with the ever so slight detour of going 5 hours east to Phnom Penh first! We... Read More

Sihanoukville: A respite of relaxation

Hovel in heaven

So, we left the crazy extremities of Phnom Pehn for the quieter beach town of Sihanoukville. We arrived after another rough ride on Cambodian bus travel & found a hostel of bungalows to stay in. A 2 minute sprightly stroll from the long sandy beach in one direction, & a 2 minute jestful jaunt the other way led us to the bars & clubs. A central location for... Read More

Story #5: Diamond in the Rough

Thavi & his Tuk-Tuk

Story #5: Diamond in the Rough I definitely saved the best for last. The Grand Finale. All About Thavi. After meeting Thavi I decided I was going to find and buy some sort of  protective bubble to keep him in, far away from all the mean people in the world. He’s the sort of guy that you love to be around. The kind of guy who is so nice, some people might take advantage... Read More

Story #4: Living on $3.00

Biking through the Mountains in Vang Vieng, Laos

Story #4: Living on $3.00 We ate most of our meals in one reliable restaurant. When we go to a new city of course we try to find new places to eat at everyday, but at the same time we find ourselves going back to the same restaurant once or twice a day. I like the chance of getting to know the staff and when you find something you love why leave it? In one particular restaurant we... Read More

Story #3: Slum or Orphanage?

check out the lil guy in front!

Story #3: Slum or Orphanage? After the past few days hanging out on the street with the homeless girl and her mom, and getting told we should die because we wouldn’t buy books from children– we both agreed we should try to do a little something to help out, somewhere. We’d heard through the grapevine that orphanages in Phnom Penh are in desperate need for tourist... Read More

Story #1: Happy & Homeless

Break Dancing Show!

The next 5 posts [from me] are each going to focus on 1 unique story, each happening in Phnom Penh, and each with a certain ‘WOW’ Factor. Enjoy.   Welcome to Phnom Penh.  A city that offers everything from towering sky scrapers with suit and tie workers hurrying in & out to bug stands & a noticeable growing divide between the rich and poor. Coming to Cambodia... Read More

Poverty and Massacres: The Beauty of Phnom Pehn?!

Human skulls

We left the baron Ban Lung for the capital city, Phnom Penhn, on what turned out to be the WORST bus ride ever!! We had to wait for 3 hours on the main road to the capital because lorries we slipping off the road!! Finally though, with some pretty crazy driving to make up time, our bus arrived at about 9pm. Our first conscious hours in Phnom Pehn were spent with our usual... Read More

Transport in Cambodia? yea right.

When you stepped in it, you immediately SUNK.

Cambodia. Traveling through the rough and rigid jungle roads during rainy season- IMPOSSIBLE. Why did we choose to be the dumbass backpackers to attempt this? Here’s an excerpt from my journal… 6/23/2009 WHAT WERE WE THINKING?! TRAVELING IN RAINY SEASON IN NORTHERN CAMBODIA? WHERE GETTING FROM POINT A TO POINT B ON A SUNNY DAY TAKES HOURS, HOW ARE WE SUPPOSE TO DO... Read More

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