Next it was off to Siem Reap, the home of the Temples of Angkor. Mateusz from the jungle and I joined together to make the bus journey there together. On the way we got talking to Katie and by the time we’d bundled ourselves onto a tuk tuk in Siem Reap, we’d made the decision to tackle the temples collectively. A brief conversation with the staff in our hostel and there was another guy who was hoping to join in with a group. We had 4 – the perfect number to rent a tuk tuk for the day! At $20 total, including a 5am start for sunrise, it was a steal.
My journey to Cambodia entailed bailing out a flooded Bangkok hostel, crashing in the bus to the border and sharing a beer with an American at the border’s no man’s land casino. Such surprises set me up perfectly for my adventures in Cambodia.
Due to the bus crash, I arrived in Phnom Penh, the capital, late in the evening. We’d hit a car on the highway and beyond damaging a lot of bodywork, a few hours waiting for police in a long traffic jam, everyone was absolutely safe. With no charge on my phone to find the name of my booked hostel and no money in my wallet, getting to a bed required a very...
As some of you may know, I had the pleasure of my family and girlfriend come join my adventures over Christmas and the New Year period. What a pleasure, delight and wonder it was! I won't detail the joys and minute details of our family holiday but I did want to share some of the great things we did so that others might enjoy them.
For a bit of context, the schedule of my holiday from travelling was :)
- 7 nights in Jomtien, near Pattaya – Mum, Dad, Alis and following after Josh & Clare
- 3 nights on Koh Samet island – Alis, Josh & Clare
- 8 nights in Bangkok – Alis, Josh & Clare and the...