Travel Report: Cruising The Kampot River, Cambodia.

Sunset cruise The Kampot River Cambodia

December 2015. A sunset cruise down the magical Praek Tuek Chhu River is quite possibly the most popular thing to do in the Cambodian city of Kampot. The river’s name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue for us foreigners, so you’ll find it referred to as simply The Kampot River, a beautiful stretch of water that […]

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Travel Report: Ta Prohm Temple – Angkor, Cambodia.

Ta Prohm Temple Angkor Siem Reap Cambodia

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! November 2015. One of the many things I liked about my day touring Angkor’s amazing temples is that each structure we visited had a clear identity that set it apart from the others. As one of the so-called modern […]

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Travel Report: Bayon Temple – Angkor, Cambodia.

Carved faces Bayon Temple Angkor Siem Reap Cambodia

November 2015. A day or two spent touring the astounding temples of Angkor in Cambodia is one of South East Asia’s definitive highlights. Bayon Temple, known locally as The Temple of Faces, is one of the region’s most impressive structures thanks to its 200+ carved faces of Avalokiteshvara, the earthly manifestation of the Buddha Amitabha. […]

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Travel Report: Angkor Wat – Angkor, Cambodia.

Sunrise Angkor Wat Siem Reap Cambodia

November 2015. It was pitch black as we rumbled through the streets of Siem Reap in our hired tuk tuk. The time was a downright grisly 4:30 in the morning and we were a party of four: yours truly, my girlfriend Sophia, an old friend Chris visiting from London and Sophia’s sullen sister whose name […]

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Travel Report: Psar Leu Market – Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Psar Leu Market Siem Reap Cambodia

October 2015. Another Asian city, another colorful and frantic market from the Leighton Literature archives. Siem Reap has a ripe market scene, with most people heading for the Old Market right in the heart of town near Pub Street. But if you wanna strip back all the hassle from vendors and their vastly overpriced goods, […]

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Travel Report: Bon Om Touk Water Festival – Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Bon Om Touk Water Festival Siem Reap Cambodia November 2015

November 2015. For the most part Siem Reap is a laid-back city, especially considering the number of tourists it draws in as the gateway to the nearby Angkor temples. Stay away from the frenetic Old Market and the irksome Pub Street and a pleasingly languid, feet-up vibe prevails. If you do want to experience the […]

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Travel Report: Vitking House Restaurant – Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Entrance Vitking House Siem Reap Cambodia

November 2015. One of the great joys of daily Siem Reap life as an expat was the excellent cafe and restaurant scene. It didn’t take me long to settle into a routine, with wonderful breakfasts at La Kh’Mère Poulart and Black Sands Café, maybe some Mexican bites at Viva for weekend lunches. Cheap and delicious local dishes such […]

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