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Notes on Kampot – There’s been a vibe shift

Kampot is the capital city of Kampot Province in southern Cambodia. The city title doesn’t seem fitting for a place that is often described as sleepy. In Australia we would call it a big country town. It has a population of over 30,000 people, so it does earn its city status, and it feels more […]

Notes on Koh Rong – An island in transition

Koh Rong is an island off the coast of Sihanoukville in Cambodia. Its undeveloped beaches have been a backpacker favourite for years, offering an unvarnished island travel experience that is slowly disappearing in Southeast Asia. Despite a few previous visits to Sihanoukville, I had never been. I was in Sihanoukville at the start of 2022 […]

Where I’m At: July 2022 – Hanoi

Where I’m At is the monthly travel and site update for Nomadic Notes. Updates can also be found at the weekly travel newsletter, which includes the best travel reads from around the web. Where I’ve been An overview of where I’ve been in June 2022. Laos View this post on Instagram A post shared by […]

Laos-China Railway – A review of the Vientiane to Boten train

The Laos-China Railway opened on the 2nd of December 2021, making it the first railway in Laos (not counting the border shuttle at Thanaleng from Nong Khai in Thailand). The train from Vientiane to Boten takes just 3.5 hours, and its main stops include Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, and Muang Xai. Laos was still closed […]