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Kirirom National Park

Visit Kirirom National Park

Posted on: January 14th, 2017

For the ones enjoying some jungle time and contact with nature, nothing better for a weekend getaway from Phnom Penh than Kirirom National Park. Enjoy long walks into the nature, epic views on the mountains and some quality time on a peaceful forest located not more than 100km from the busy Cambodian capital! The vKirirom Pine Resort can take of your transport and accommodation, while you sit back and enjoy your time.

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South Laos

Discover the animist cultures of South Laos

Posted on: January 14th, 2017

 

Travelling is many times a struggle to get off the beaten path, and even being South East Asia one of the major backpacking destinations in the world, is still possible to visit interesting and uncommon places everywhere. In South Laos there are still some villages where people keep their ancient beliefs and traditions, the ones they had before the arrival of Buddhism to South East Asia.

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Otres Beach

Otres Beach, heaven in Sihanoukville

Posted on: January 12th, 2017

After some good nights of partying in Sihanoukville are you now looking for some rest and a nice place to chill out? Or maybe you never came to Sihanoukville because you thought it’s a busy place full of tourists and only bars as scenery? We have good news for you, the heaven on earth called Otres Beach is just around the corner, always quiet and with some sort of hippie feeling to give you plenty of peace and relaxed vibes!

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Exploring Kampot

Exploring Kampot: the local market and street food

Posted on: January 12th, 2017

One of the best things in travelling is to discover new cultures and mingle with the local lifestyle; and what better way to do that than street food and local markets, and especially in a city like Kampot? Exploring Kampot is one of the most interesting experiences you could have in Cambodia.

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Kampot

Kampot, a perfect place to chill out

Posted on: January 12th, 2017

Famous for its calm pleasant life by the river, charming cafés and old colonial buildings, beautiful sceneries and friendly locals, Kampot is definitely one of the main attractions in Cambodia. If you are looking for a break from the vibrant (but sometimes chaotic) life of Phnom Penh or the party environment of Sihanoukville, this small town in the south, just three hours from the capital and one hour from the most infamous party whirlpool of the country, Kampot is full of little preciosities to discover, plenty of activities to do and, in other hand, plenty of time and space to do precisely nothing. One thing is for sure, there’s no better place to chill out than here!

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Streets of Vietnam

The streets of Vietnam

Posted on: January 12th, 2017

One of the best ways to know a place while traveling is to just walk on the streets of the place you’re visiting. Observing how the locals live, breathing in the pace of life, experiencing the colours and smells, the texture from a city’s walls to the taste of a delicious street snack that you never tasted before. And probably no country in the world has so much life sprouting from its streets than Vietnam. The streets of Vietnam are its signature as a lively and buzzing country.

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Find unique temples in Cambodia and Thailand

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016

Southeast Asia is filled with beautiful temples, with their intricate carved or painted walls, shiny golden stupas and delicate architecture. But after visiting one after another, you may start to feel you want something new for a change. Why not visiting the unique one million bottle temple in Thailand? It’s a temple entirely made of bottles of beer and other drinks, that a group of creative thai monks made near Si Saket, on Isaan province near the border with Cambodia. Read the guide to finding different temples in Cambodia and Thailand!

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Koh Ta Kiev

Koh Ta Kiev, one of the most beautiful islands in Cambodia

Posted on: December 13th, 2016

Just one hour away from the mainland (you can take a boat from Sihanoukville or Otres) it exists a paradise almost untouched by humans, an island filled with long yellow beaches and thick jungle, a couple of bungalows and places to camp, and definitely some of the most unforgettable days in your journey: if you are traveling in Cambodia don’t miss the opportunity to experience Koh Ta Kiev!

The best way to come to the island is taking the daily boat at 11.30am nearby Sea Garden in Otres 1, or even hire a private boat anywhere in Otres beach (which may cost you around 5 or 6 dollars depending on the place in the island you want to be dropped and your negotiation skills.)

 

Koh Ta Kiev

 

One side of the island belongs to the military and on the other you have all the main beaches: long beach, rocky beach, other side beach and last point beach. You may want to check which guesthouse you want to stay and ask the boat driver to drop you there. The options scattered on the different beaches are: Last Point, Crusoe Island, Tent 103, Koh Ta Kiev Bungalows, Coral Beach and Kactus.

 

Koh Ta Kiev

 

For the backpackers in tight budget the best option may be the Last Point, a combination of bungalows (starting on 20 dollars per night), an open dorm with sea view (5 dollars), an area for hammocks (two dollars) and plenty of sand on their cosy beach to set up your own tent (for free!). Expect great drinks and food (including pizza made on a wood-fire oven), a fire to sit around to chat and play some music, amazingly friendly staff and priceless views. From there, or from any other guesthouse on the island, you can take the paths into the jungle to reach other beaches and places of interest: a fishing village, a mango plantation, the elephant rock (where you can jump from a height of around ten meters to the sea), places with great view, beaches with plankton or coral, and a vast jungle waiting to be explored.

 

Koh Ta Kiev

Next place for adventure? Just follow the signs…

 

Besides that, you can spend time doing snorkelling or diving, swimming, enjoy the beach or simply hangout in your guesthouse and delight yourself with this peaceful bubble where the inexistent wifi, the few hours of electricity per day and the deep contact with nature (by the way, came fast because the island was sold out to international developers!) will keep the stress from the “external world” out of your mind and re-energize you for the rest of your trip. Enjoy the nature and notice the birds (apparently there are 150 different species in the island) or the glowing-in-the-dark animals around: the plankton that lights up when you swim at night and tiny glowing caterpillars crawling on the jungle floor, just turn off your flashlight and enjoy a galaxy moving near your feet!

 

Koh Ta Kiev

If it’s nature and postcard-like tropical beaches it’s what you are looking for, don’t discard from your trip to Cambodia some days on this paradisiacal island, one of the most untouched and beautiful places in the entire country. Have a look on CamboTicket website to know options on how to reach Sihanoukville, from where you can take a boat to Koh Ta Kiev!

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Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh by bus

From Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh by bus

Posted on: December 9th, 2016

Living in Phnom Penh, me and my roommate decided to take a weekend off and go to Ho Chi Minh for Water Festival. We both never had the chance to go to Vietnam so the 4-day weekend was for us, a perfect occasion. Also, we learnt that the trip from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh by bus was only 9$ so it was an easy decision!

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cambodia-visa

Cambodia Visa Information

Posted on: December 8th, 2016

If you are planning on visiting Cambodia, then you are probably wondering whether or not you need a visa. Many travellers encounter a lot of issues when trying to find information on how to enter Cambodia, so we wanted to provide clear information on how the process works to get a Cambodia visa.

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