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 […]

Guesthouse Review: Big Orange Localstay@Siam, Bangkok – Thailand

Guesthouse Name: Big Orange Localstay@Siam Address: 374 Petchaburi 12/2, Rachathewi, Siam, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at Big Orange Localstay@Siam in Bangkok. I booked it for its price and location near Rachathewi BTS, which is also walkable to Siam Square. The rate was 540 Thai Baht ($17.27 USD). This is one of my preferred areas to […]

Guesthouse Review: Baan Are Gong Riverside Homestay, Ayutthaya – Thailand

Guesthouse Name: Baan Are Gong Riverside Homestay Address: 48 Moo.10 Tambon Kramang, Ayutthaya Riverside, Ayutthaya, Thailand I stayed at Baan Are Gong Riverside Homestay in Ayutthaya, Thailand. I booked it for its proximity to the train station and its price. The room was 570.79 THB ($18.24 USD) for one night. The train station in Ayutthaya […]

Guesthouse Review: Nuanpranee House Guest House – Chiang Mai

Guesthouse Name: Nuanpranee House Guest House Address: 39/9 Rajapakinai Road, Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand I stayed at the Nuanpranee House Guest House in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This is in the old city area, which is my preferred area to stay for first-timers to Chiang Mai. The old city has lots of cheap guest houses, […]

Guesthouse Review: North Star Guest House – Chiang Mai

Guesthouse Name: North Star Guest House Address: 38 MoonMuang Rd Soi 2, Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand I stayed at the North Star Guest House in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There are a plethora of guesthouse choices in Chiang Mai, which can sometimes make choosing one hard. In this case I picked this guesthouse for its […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]