After Battambang, we continued south towards Phnom Penh by bus. What was supposed to take 7 hours ended up being just over 10 hours because an hour after leaving our bus somehow broke down and though it was entertaining to watch the driver and attendant (there’s always another man who takes tickets and helps people […]Read More Ups and Downs in Phnom Penh
Note: so the rumours about wordpress (and facebook for that matter) not working in Vietnam was much ado about nothing, so luckily we can continue our posts. Despite the memorable boat ride in, it was nice to step onto land when we finally did arrive in Battambang. This is Cambodia’s second largest city next to […]Read More Bamboo Trains and Stomach Bugs in Battambang
Well we’re a few posts behind now as we’ve actually been in Phnom Penh for 4 days after a previous 4 days in Battambang. But we seem to have run out of time… Some last-minute travel planning resulted in us deciding to head to Vietnam a bit earlier than originally planned…so we hastily got our […]Read More Chanmantravels may need to go on hiatus
We decided a long time ago that we are happier when we are able to do what we call “slow travel.” This means taking our time when we visit a new place, always staying at least 3 nights, trying to get a feel for a city through random exploration rather than planning every second of […]Read More A Journey To Battambang by Boat
So we are two engineers…neither of whom is particularly well versed in history, and especially not in Hindu-turned-Buddhist temples from the Khmer Empire. We tried to read our guide books and websites and brochures to understand more about the insane and intense city of temples called Angkor that we went to visit…but every other word […]Read More Temples and temples and temples, oh my!
As I mentioned in a previous post, we’d heard a lot about the scams that tourists run into at the Poipet border crossing from Thailand into Cambodia, so we applied for our e-visas online to help avoid some of the hassle. In addition to this, we took the advice of our hotel in Siem Reap […]Read More Siem Reap: our first taste of Cambodia…