The Villa, Sihanoukville – Cambodia

Guesthouse Name: The Villa Address: Karaoke Street 333, Sihanoukville, Cambodia I stayed at The Villa in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. I booked it for its location in Sihanoukville. I wasn’t looking for a beach hotel so it didn’t matter that this was a bit inland of the beach. As the name suggests, the hotel/guesthouse is in a […]

Otres Orchid Beach Resort – bamboo bungalows in Otres Beach, Sihanoukville

Guesthouse Name: Otres Orchid Beach Resort Address: Otres Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia I stayed at the Otres Orchid Beach Resort in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. This is in Otres Beach, which is at the far end of Sihanoukville, and for now is still relatively undeveloped. There are still shacks on the beach and the main beach road is […]

Where I’m At: January, 2018 – Otres Beach 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 Otres Beach, and happy new year! Where I’ve Been Hanoi A post shared by James Clark ✈️ (@nomadicnotes) on Dec 2, 2017 at 5:47am PST Ahh Hanoi. Every time I go back I’m amazed […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Zing, Phnom Penh – Cambodia

Guesthouse Name: Hotel Zing Phnom Penh Address: 105 – 107 Street 126, Phnom Penh, Cambodia I stayed at the Hotel Zing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I booked the hotel for its location, which happens to be about a five minute walk from the train station. I got the morning train to Sihanoukville, so it was […]

Guesthouse Review: TT Guest House, Phnom Penh – Cambodia

Guesthouse Name: TT Guest House Address: #7 dd1, St. 258, Phnom Penh, Cambodia I stayed at the TT Guest House in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I got a double room with a private bathroom and it worked out at around $14.70 USD per night. I picked this guesthouse for it’s location near the river. It’s about […]

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

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 834 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Phnom Penh (PNH) I flew with VietJet Air from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh. Being based in Saigon I have been following the new route announcements by Vietjet and I was pleased to see this route start. I still compared flights […]

Southeast Asia current and proposed railways [2017]

Current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia – every line mapped In 2016 I compiled every current and proposed railway in Southeast Asia and created the Future Southeast Asia Railway Map, which depicted all current and proposed railways as a subway map. [Future Southeast Asia Railway Map – 2016 version (Click for larger image).] I’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]