After the Cambodia’s seaside party capital we made our way along the coast to Kampot which is famous for its laid back vibe. We had booked into some hobbit huts at an eco retreat a little outside the town and were looking forward to a few days of touring and chilling.
After three months of hard labour during our time volunteering we needed time to let our hair down, have some fun and chill out. Cambodia’s Southern coastline seemed the perfect place to do this and would be a good springboard into Vietnam. … More Cambodia’s Southern Coastline: Sihanoukville
Angkor, which was the old capital city of the Khmer Empire, lies to the north of the modern day Siem Reap. Angkor was once a great capital, a mega city of its time which has now been recognised as the largest pre-industrial city in the world. These days the city is in ruins but the … More Ancient Temples of Cambodia
On June 5th we travelled to Cambodia to start our final month of volunteering. Our new camp was in Beng Mealea and our camp leader was called Han, a great guy who cared a lot about his community. Over the next few weeks we engaged and support the local community through various projects and had a lot of fun along the way. … More Volunteering in Cambodia
On one of our days off from volunteering in Cambodia we took up the opportunity to visit the S21 Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh. Here we learnt about the viscous and destructive reign of Pol Pot and the devestation it caused to the people of Cambodia. Even today the impact on the people, the communities and the country as a whole is still felt and visible. … More Cambodia’s Bloody Recent History
Landing in Siem Reap, Cambodia provided a very different view than that of landing in Borneo. In Borneo, from the air, we could see stretches of jungle. Well, on first inspection. Once our eyes had taken in the wider view it became apparent that the trees were positioned far too neatly to be wild jungle. … More Eat, Sleep, Siem Reap