World Travel 2013-2014, The Big Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 5 days in Malaysia wandering around Kuala Lumpur 3 days in Singapore 13 days in Thailand split between Phuket and Bangkok 12 days in Cambodia split between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh 49 days in Japan, mostly in Osaka with a week in Tokyo and day trips to Wakayama, Kobe, Koya-san …

World Travel 2013-2014, Cambodia Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 12 days split into: 5 days in Siem Reap and 7 days in Phnom Penh from 6 December 2013 to 17 December 2013. Favourite part of Cambodia: Would have to say the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park. So many incredibly beautiful temples Key tip: There is no public transport within Cambodia (no …

World Travel 2013-2014, Learning to Cook Khmer Food

Learning to cook Khmer food today was probably the most fun we’ve had during our time here in Phnom Penh. The days menu consisted of: Spring rolls (filled with taro and carrot) Fish Amok Banana flower salad Sticky rice and mango We went with the full day option for $23 US per person which runs …

World Travel 2013-2014, Royal Palace and Wat Phnom

Today was spent primarily visiting the Royal Palace before wandering on to Wat Phnom and Central Market in Phnom Penh. For me personally, I would have to say that I didn’t think the entry into the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda was worth the cost. It was approximately $6 US for one person, and while …

World Travel 2013-2014, Transit to Phnom Penh

Today will be a short post, as the majority of the day was spent in transit from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh on one of the local private buses. It was an interesting experience to say the least, as we were two of only 5 or so foreigners on the bus in total. Needless to …

World Travel 2013-2014, A Day in our Cambodian Life

The other day, Takeshi and I were sitting in a tuk tuk driving out to Banteay Srei when I realised all I have posted about so far on this world trip is the amazing things we’ve been experiencing so far. While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, one of the things that I’ve found interesting …

World Travel 2013-2014, Banteay Samrie

Banteay Samrie was our last stop for temples in the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park. Our main goal today was to head out to Banteay Srei, but as we had some time on the way back we decided to stop into another temple which happened to be on the route our tuk tuk driver was taking. …

World Travel 2013-2014, Carvings of Banteay Srei

Our final day in Siem Reap was spent getting out to Banteay Srei to see why this particular temple is mentioned as one of the key temples to visit in the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park. Banteay Srei is a 10th Century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, and is built primarily out of red …