A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

A complete guide to Southeast Asia train travel, featuring resources for buying tickets and reviews of rail travel in the region. An introduction to Southeast Asia Railways Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the […]

Where to stay in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is a fascinating city that should be included in any trip to Cambodia. That sounds logical to include the capital and biggest city in Cambodia to your itinerary, but I’m surprised by how many people I meet who just go to Siem Reap and skip Phnom Penh. This guide is especially for first-time […]

The lovely lazy river town of Kampot, Cambodia

I was last in Kampot in 2012 and I was pleased to see it was still the sleepy town I remembered it to be. Outside the old town area the city is being city-like with new construction projects here and there, but nothing compared to what’s going on in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. After travelling […]

Where I’m At: February, 2018 – Chiang Mai edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Chiang Mai! I’m here on a visa run from Vietnam. There is a new direct flight between Saigon and Chiang Mai by Vietjet, so took the opportunity to try it out. It’s a much […]

Diamond Island – The fake Paris of Phnom Penh

I have a soft spot for Phnom Penh as it was the first city I visited in Southeast Asia. The combination of that good memory and it being a little rough around the edges has kept me coming back whenever I can. Every time I come back it’s a little less dustier and a little […]

Sihanoukville – The New Macau of Southeast Asia

“Guess how many casinos are in Sihanoukville”, my taxi driver asked as we drove from the train station. “20”, I said with confidence. I had read a news report about it recently and I felt certain with my answer, even though it seemed like a ridiculously high number. “55”, he said. I don’t know if […]

Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train

The railway line from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville was reopened for passenger services in 2016 after 14 years of being out of action. I’ve been to Phnom Penh numerous times and I have always admired the old train station, hoping that one day that train services would resume. If you want to ride the only […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 835 From: Phnom Penh (PNH) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with VietJet Air from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City. This was the return leg of my SGN-PNH flight. I knew that Vietjet would be the cheapest option but it’s always good to check other flights just […]

Guesthouse Review: Borey Vatanac Guesthouse, Kampot – Cambodia

Guesthouse Name: Borey Vatanac Guesthouse Address: No. 119-121, Old Market Street, Kampot, Cambodia I stayed at Borey Vatanac Guesthouse in Kampot, Cambodia. I booked it online for its price and location. It’s a couple of blocks away from the old town market, which is the central point of interest in Kampot. Anywhere within walking distance […]

Guesthouse Review: Captain Chim’s Guesthouse, Kampot – Cambodia

Guesthouse Name: Captain Chim’s Guesthouse Address: No. 119-121, Old Market Street, Kampot, Cambodia I stayed at Captain Chim’s Guesthouse in Kampot, Cambodia. I booked it for its location, which is near the old central market. Kampot is a small city that is easily walkable so it doesn’t matter too much where you end up, but […]