Beach Time! Sihanoukville & Koh Rong Samloem

After many hours of bus ride, and a jarring vehicle switch in Phnom Penh at 6am (there is no such thing as a direct bus in Cambodia), we arrived in Sihanoukville, the main city on the coast, for some well deserved beach time! We checked in to Monkey Republic, the top youth hostel in the…

Siem Reap: Preah Khan Temple

So anyone who does their research will know that the Temples of Angkor cannot be seen in a day… Lonely Planet literally says, “if you’ve got only one day to see the temples, that’s unfortunate.” We spent several days exploring the temples, and I took hundreds of photos, so I will be splitting our visits…

Phnom Penh

Well I am now horribly behind in blogging! I was in Cambodia from March 1st to 13th, and have now arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I know this is a cliche… but time seriously flies when you’re having fun with your friends! I was really excited to leave India and start the next…

The Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Warning: this post contains graphic images and information. For our big day of sightseeing in Phnom Penh we decided to visit the main memorial sites of the genocide that terrorized the Cambodian people from 1974-1979. I learned so much about this grim period of history, including details about the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot’s regime.…