Sticking to our budget is key for traveling long term, so we’ve limited ourselves to an average of $100 per day for accommodation, food, drinks, public transportation and any miscellaneous costs that pop up (and they always do). The only thing that takes precedence over the budget is whether or not we’re enjoying the journey.… Read the rest
Why visit Siem Reap? Siem Reap is the obvious choice as a home base for touring the temples of Angkor and while the temples will always take first place, Siem Reap is a welcoming city that could stand on its own.… Read the rest
Our first day on the Angkor Temple Tour Trail took us to the Big Three: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm, but there is more to see at the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Archaeological Park than just those.
We routed out a self-guided tour based on the ‘Big Circuit’ and ignored some of the suggested itineraries and ‘best times to visit’ as a way to attempt to escape the crowds.… Read the rest
The alarm went off at 4:00a.m., which under normal circumstances might irk me a little, but I was awake and ready. Today, we were heading to Angkor Wat at sunrise.
Visiting the Temples of Angkor was the main reason for our trip to Siem Reap and we got to it straight away. Through our hotel, we booked a tuk-tuk and a personal guide for a 7:30am departure and prepared fora full day of visiting the Temples of Angkor.… Read the rest
On our arrival to Cambodia, we disembarked the plane onto the tarmac and immediately took note of the sky. To the left, dark, menacing clouds circled and swirled. To the right, puffy, white clouds bounced happily in a blue sky. It should have been a sure sign of the clashing vibes we were about to experience as we entered into the 10th country on our journey.… Read the rest