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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]