Siem Reap – temples, temples and … well more temples!

Siem Reap is the town where people visiting the Angkor Wat temple complex generally find their accommodation. Not surprisingly it is a busy and tourist filled destination. It is expanding at a rate of knots and the expansion is being funded largely by hotel chains and other commercial partners. It has a Hard Rock Cafe,…

Battambang – bamboo and bats. 

Battambang sits approximately half way between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. It doesn’t have the tourist pull of the latter or the commercial focus of the former, but it does have a bamboo railway! The infrastructure of Cambodia is still suffering from the years of the Khmer Rouge which included the decimation of it’s railways….

Phnom Penh – past, present and future.

Cambodia is a country most people know a bit about, usually from memory fragments of news reports. We were the same so unsure just what to expect when we arrived in Phnom Penh. It wasn’t the greatest welcome as the visa officer ‘áccidentally’ gave me the wrong change for our visas, luckily I noticed I…