Future Southeast Asia – A map of proposed railways in Southeast Asia

What would Southeast Asia look like if it had a fully functioning railway network? I have thought about this many times, usually while on a bus ride from hell (Huay Xai to Luang Prabang springs to mind). I envision it to be a cross between China’s high-speed rail network and Europe’s international InterCity services. With […]

A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

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 best way to travel in the region, and I always choose it if it’s a suitable option. With low cost airlines having revolutionised travel in Southeast Asia, […]

Battambang Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Cambodia > Battambang Travel Guide Battambang is the second largest city in Cambodia and is considered the artist capital of the country. It also has one of the best preserved colonial quarters in Southeast Asia. It’s an easy-going city that gets relatively few visitors. It doesn’t help that it shivers in the […]

Riding the Bamboo Railway in Battambang – Cambodia

The bamboo railway is a makeshift railway in Cambodia that uses the old single line that runs between Battambang and Phnom Penh. In what was initially a way for goods to be transported has now become a fully-fledged tourist trap attraction. At the time of my visit I only saw foreign passengers on board and […]

Where I’m At: Bangkok – March 2016

Greetings from Bangkok and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. Where I’ve Been I visited three countries this month, with one new city. Ho Chi Minh City As with the start of January, I started February in Saigon where […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Phnom Penh to Bangkok (DMK)

Flight: AirAsia FD 609 From: Phnom Penh (PNH) To: Bangkok (DMK) If you are living in Southeast Asia then the chances are high that you will fly with AirAsia often. I had last flown with AirAsia 5 months earlier and I have flown with them many times before. In fact, according to my Flight Memory […]

Guesthouse Review: BlueHome Villa II, Phnom Penh – Cambodia

Guesthouse Name: BlueHome Villa II Address: #7B, Street 184, Phnom Penh, Cambodia I stayed at the BlueHome Villa II in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I booked online at the rate of $8.24 USD per night and booked it for its location. This was my third stay in Phnom Penh over the month as I was transiting […]

Guesthouse Review: 333 Guesthouse, Battambang – Cambodia

Guesthouse Name: 333 Guesthouse Address: No.102, Group 41, Battambang, Cambodia I stayed at the 333 Guesthouse Battambang, Cambodia. I booked it online for $5 a night. I booked it mainly because I wanted to see what a five-dollar-a-night hotel looks like. It turns out that Battambang has lots of cheap accommodation, and better quality for […]

Hotel Review: Keo Mony Guest House, Battambang – Cambodia

Hotel Name: Keo Mony Guest House Address: 301, Krom 26, Battambang, Cambodia I stayed at the Keo Mony Guest House in Battambang, Cambodia. I booked online for $7 USD a night and booked it for its location and price. The guesthouse is near the train station (with no trains) and it is an easy walk […]

Guesthouse Review: Ganesha Family Guesthouse, Battambang – Cambodia

Guesthouse Name: Ganesha Family Guesthouse Address: Street 1.5, Battambang, Cambodia I stayed at the Ganesha Family Guesthouse in Battambang, Cambodia. I got a private room for $11 USD per night. I had already stayed in another guesthouse and hotel in Battambang but I wanted to stay here because it is perhaps the best located guesthouse […]