Category: Cambodia

By , August 16, 2013 7:16 am

While my most poignant memories of Phnom Penh are of the genocide museum and killing fields, there were a few more things that the city had to offer. Royal Palace The royal palace of Cambodia is still the main residence of the monarchy. You can visit the grounds, but many of the buildings are off limits. The gardens are beautiful, and the buildings are nice. The famed silver pagoda is &#91read more]

By , August 5, 2013 8:04 am

I must admit that before I visited the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, I had no idea that there had been a genocide in Cambodia. Knowing what I know now, I find that disgraceful. I’d like to blame my schooling and cultural upbringing for sheltering me from this world-scale bit of history, but I’m not sure that I rightfully can. It is possible, after all, that I’m the only one who &#91read more]

By , July 21, 2013 9:00 am

Siem Reap was hot. It was something like 37°C outside every day. Not the hottest weather we’ve experienced, but combined with the crippling near 100% humidity, it sure felt like the hottest. After a few days of bicycling between temples in that heat, combined with the mandatory daily drinking of 8 litres of water, my skin became waterlogged. All my pores were swollen, red, and itchy. I had sweat too much. &#91read more]

By , July 18, 2013 4:51 pm

We arrived in Cambodia after a terribly long travel day that involved a train, a tuk tuk, a border crossing, a bus, a tourist bus, and a really long walk to our hostel.  We were already worn out from a month of racing across Thailand, so we decided to slow things down. A lot. We had originally planned to stay in Siem Reap for about 5 days.  This would give &#91read more]