My 5: The Killing Fields – Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Mass graves The Killing Fields Phonm Penh Cambodia

1. Choeung Ek Killing Fields, December 2015. After a couple of hours wandering around the unwaveringly grim Tuol Sleng Genocide Centre, the last thing I felt like doing was going out to The Killing Fields, the place where so many Cambodian prisoners were finally put out of their misery in the mid 1970s. But in […]

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My 5: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Entrance Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Phnom Penh Cambodia

1. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, December 2015. It wasn’t all fun and games during my stay in Phnom Penh. Somewhere along the way my travel mate and I knew we had to stop by this former torture centre to learn more about Cambodia’s dark history. The atrocities carried out here by The Khmer Rouge in […]

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My 5: Phnom Penh City, Cambodia.

Phnom Penh skyline rooftop terrace Cambodia.

1. City Panoramic, December 2015. Arriving in the smoky buzz of Phnom Penh felt like the perfect Asian daydream. Winding our way towards the hotel in our tuk-tuk, there were flashes of fluorescent market stalls, locals munching on sizzling meat sticks and the spectral forms of wobbly high-rises reflecting in the River Mekong. The next […]

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My 5: Battambang Bamboo Train, Cambodia.

Battambang Bamboo Train Siem Reap Cambodia

1. Battambang Bamboo Train, December 2015. During my wanderings around Cambodia I met plenty of fellow travellers who didn’t even bother stopping in Battambang! I can’t help but feel they really missed out, from the kooky city itself with its excellent café and restaurant scene to the amazing beauty and history of Phnom Sampeau and […]

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My 5: Phnom Sampeau – Battambang, Cambodia.

sculptures killing caves Phnom Sampeau Battambang

1. Phnom Sampeau, December 2015. The curious little Cambodian city of Battambang offers visitors a handful of unique sights that stand right up there with the country’s must-see attractions. One of these is Phnom Sampeau, a massive limestone outcrop 12 kilometres outside the town centre. It’s a steep forty-minute walk up to its highest paths, […]

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My 5: Angkor, Cambodia.

Sunrise Angkor Wat Siem Reap Cambodia

1. Angkor Wat, November 2015. I’d been living in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap for a few months when I finally took a tuk-tuk out to the world famous ruins of Angkor. I’d been saving it for the visit of my mate Chris who’d flown over from London. So off we went along with […]

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My 5: Kampong Phluk, Cambodia.

Kampong Phluk floating village Siem Reap

1. Kampong Phluk, November 2015. The fascinating floating village of Kampong Phluk lies deep in the countryside of Siem Reap province, just a few hours outside the city. A sprawling community of three thousand people, many are fishermen, while those living a little further out farm for a living. Taking a day tour through a […]

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