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 […]

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 […]

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: November, 2012 – Bangkok, Otres Beach, Ho Chi Minh City

Bangkok with bloggers and boats After making my way to Malaysia I was planning to head to Indonesia. Instead I have ended up back in Bangkok (again!) after getting an invitation to attend the Royal Barge Procession rehearsal. [Not an actual barge] This event is only held every few years so I couldn’t pass up […]