Rice Fields on Koh Trong, Cambodia

Rice Fields on Koh Trong, Cambodia


Today’s travel photo is of some rice fields on the rural island of Koh Trong, Cambodia. Koh Trong is a long, thin island in the middle of the Mekong River in Kratie, located in the North-eastern part of Cambodia. We spent the day cycling around the island and it was a very peaceful experience. It… Read More

Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

Following the Mekong River through Southeast Asia


I stood at the immigration point in Huay Xai, Laos, looking across the swift flowing muddy waters of the Mekong River. On the other side was Thailand, my destination. This would be the last time that I would cross the Mekong on this trip. As I stood there waiting for the boat to arrive to… Read More

Baphuon Temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Baphuon Temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

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Today’s travel photo is of Baphuon Temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia. We visited the huge ancient city of Angkor Thom after going to Angkor Wat at sunrise. From the popular temple of Bayon, we began walking around to see some of the other sites, starting with Baphuon. This 11th century temple mountain is located next… Read More

Locals fishing on the Mekong River at sunset in Kratie, Cambodia

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Kratie, Cambodia


Kratie is a small, laid back town on the Mekong River in Northeastern Cambodia, and makes a great spot to break up the journey between Phnom Penh and Laos. Old French Colonial buildings surround the town’s central market, and the picturesque Mekong River provides a perfect scene at sunset. Many people come here primarily to… Read More

Ancient jungle ruins at Ta Phrom in Angkor, Cambodia

Fighting the Crowds at Ta Phrom


For the most part, I had done pretty well with planning my exploration of the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia. We managed to avoid the worst of the crowds at the more popular temples such as Banteay Srei and of course, Angkor Wat, which we explored in the dim post-dawn light. We even made it… Read More

Street corner in Battambang, Cambodia

Street Corner in Battambang, Cambodia


Today’s travel photo is of a typical street corner in Battambang, Cambodia. I loved the old buildings in the centre of this sleepy city. Typically, the shops and businesses are on the bottom level, while the top level is apartments and residences. This particular corner shop seems to advertise both computers and beer, along with… Read More

Sunset on the Mekong River in Kratie, Cambodia

Instagramming Cambodia


If you haven’t noticed already, I took a lot of photos when I travelled through Cambodia. If you think I’ve taken a lot of photos from what I’ve shared on this blog, well, you still have no idea. My hard drive is full of them. When I look at all of the photos I took… Read More

Boat on the Mekong River in Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Kampong Cham, Cambodia


Kampong Cham is a sleepy little city on the Mekong River, located in Northeastern Cambodia. The city is basically the gateway to this lesser travelled area of the country, and many people just use it as more of a transport hub to go through to Kratie or the more remote Ratanakiri Province, however, Kampong Cham… Read More

People on a boat in Kratie, Cambodia

Photo Essay: The People of Cambodia


If I had to choose one favourite country from my six month trip through Southeast Asia, it would have to be Cambodia. It is such an interesting country to visit. The historical and cultural sites of places such as the Temples of Angkor and the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh are amazing, while the natural… Read More

Ancient stone face at Bayon in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Bayon: The Jewel of Angkor Thom


I can’t describe how truly huge the ancient city of Angkor Thom is in Cambodia. Its grand scale actual dwarfs the land size of Angkor Wat, and if you’ve visited that impressive temple, you’ll know that it’s not a small area – it takes a fair while just to walk to Angkor Wat from the… Read More