Asia

A 3-Week Sample Itinerary for India

India is a country that you will either love or hate. It all depends on how you approach it. If you put aside your prejudices and just go with the flow, you just might find that India is infinitely more enjoyable than you’d expected it to be. Things are certainly different in India, but isn’t that why we travel, to experience new things? Personally, we weren’t sure...

Our 6-day Example Itinerary for the Spectacular Kingdom of Jordan

Although I had seen numerous photos of Petra before, I wasn’t too sure what to expect from the rest of Jordan. We planned our trip to Jordan last minute, to fill in the 6 days we had spare before beginning our Ugandan safari. But Jordan really surprised us. It’s an amazing country and we never expected to see so much diversity in scenery in such a small country. You...

Petra Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

The ancient city of Petra (also known as the Rose City) is the most famous archaeological site in Jordan and the most visited attraction in the country. It’s also a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Petra has been on our bucket list for a while and we were excited to finally having the chance to visit it. While we’d seen plenty...

A Quick City Guide to Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang, the second largest city in Cambodia is a charming city located on the banks of the Sangkae River. Although it’s just a few hours from Siem Reap, it doesn’t seem to attract that many tourists. Most decide to head straight to Siem Reap, or if they do visit Battambang, they only give it a day. That’s a shame because Battambang has a lot to offer. It has a...

Angkor Wat Through my Lens: A Photo Essay

Anyone visiting Cambodia rushes to visit Angkor Wat. It’s not surprising why this archaeological complex is one of the true wonders of the world. It’s one of a kind and it’s not until you wander inside its walls that you truly appreciate just how mind-blowing it is. Those incredibly detailed carvings, those huge tree roots growing all over the buildings, the feeling...

The Killing Fields – Cambodia’s Dark Past

One of our lasting memories of Cambodia will be the smiling faces of its people. Over the course of our month there, barely a day went by without one of us commenting on just how lovely our tuk tuk driver had been or how nice the staff at our hotel were. Of course it didn’t apply to everyone we met but overall, despite the hardships that they still face, Cambodians...

Our Complete Guide to Kampot, the Hidden Gem of Cambodia

When we left Australia to travel full-time, we knew we’d be spending Christmas and New Years Eve overseas. After mapping out a rough itinerary for the first couple of months, we worked out that we’d be spending the end of the year in Cambodia. Knowing that we started looking for a town in Cambodia where we could chill out over the holidays. Kampot seemed to be...

Two Amazing Community-Based Tours in Siem Reap

Most people visiting Siem Reap spend the bulk of their time exploring the temples of Angkor. The Archaeological complex is incredible and there are so many temples that it takes a few days to work your way around them. But Siem Reap is not just about Angkor Wat. There are some fantastic areas to explore just outside the city and it’s totally worth adding a few days...

Our Bear Care Tour at the Free the Bears Sanctuary, Phnom Penh

After finding out about the Free the Bears Sanctuary a few years ago, I knew I wanted to see the sanctuary when we eventually visited Cambodia. While in Luang Prabang in Laos, we enjoyed visiting their smaller sanctuary there, at the foot of the Kuang Si Falls. When I checked their website, I discovered the “Bear Care for the Day” tours, that they run in their Phnom...

Checking In: Our Review of the Grand Bayon Siem Reap Hotel

There’s no shortage of hotels in Siem Reap, Cambodia, thanks to the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. Just a short drive outside of town, this archaeological site attracts millions of visitors from all over the world every year. With so many hotels in Siem Reap, it can be hard to decide where to stay. We spent two nights at the Grand Bayon Siem Reap...