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My Finished Travel Guide to Siem Reap!

Kulen Elephant Sanctuary Cambodia.

My Finished Travel Guide to Siem Reap!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a strange old day here at Leighton Travels. Firstly, I have just arrived Istanbul! Yup, that’s right, I finally said goodbye to Cambodia after nine memorable months. An exciting 18-day adventure awaits us here in Turkey. Thus I really can’t wait to get stuck in to the sights, sounds and smells of a new country.

As fate would have it, this is also the day when, at long last, I’ve finished my travel guide to Siem Reap! After months of on-off posting, in between a zillion other LT projects, the curtain falls on my 41 article series.

Sunrise Angkor Wat Siem Reap Cambodia

Angkor Wat: My Finished Travel guide to Siem Reap!

This has definitely been one of the most rewarding experiences of my 20 years living around the world. Sladja and I have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this Siem Reap guide.

We hiked with elephants, explored isolated jungle temples and moved into a luxury boutique hotel. We met local business owners to hear and tell their moving life stories. I found the Cambodian Tom Cruise and chatted with the late, great genocide survivor Dy Proeung. Moreover, we came face to face with stunning waterfalls, talented circus performers and one of Asia’s most successful Indian Restaurateurs. Oh, and let’s not forget a heroic, landmine-sniffing, life-saving rat!

My Finished Travel Guide to Siem Reap!

Dy Proeung Miniature Angkor Replicas.

Mr. Dy Proeung. My Finished Travel guide to Siem Reap!

I could go on, but I won’t. Rather, I’ll just thank everyone who’s supported the blog over the past months. Especially those loyal readers who regularly like and comment. Recently Leighton Travels has passed the 150.000 reader mark, we certainly couldn’t have done it without you.

If you’re new to our work on Siem Reap, or just want to mop up those articles you missed, please find the complete overview below. Farewell, Siem Reap, we knew you well…

What To See & Do in Siem Reap: (17 articles).

Where To Eat & Drink (14 articles).

Where To Stay (4 articles).

The Angkor Temples (6 articles).Leighton Travels logo travel reports and short stories.

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  • Memo

    I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your Siem Reap posts. I hope this is a step up that you will continue in your next series.

    September 25, 2020 - 10:51 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks Memo, a posting break now before eventually putting out guides to Kampot and Phnom Penh.

      September 25, 2020 - 10:53 am Reply
  • Sheree

    Congratulations and enjoy Turkey

    September 25, 2020 - 11:03 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks Sheree!

      September 25, 2020 - 11:09 am Reply
  • nationalparkswitht

    I look forward to reading about your adventures in Turkey

    September 25, 2020 - 4:35 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks, T! Looking at all the backlog of stuff I need to publish, we could be looking at 2021!

      September 25, 2020 - 4:57 pm Reply
  • carllbatnag

    Nice one for completing your travel guide! You made me relive my own adventures there 🙂

    September 25, 2020 - 6:29 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks Carl, it’s been quite a project. Looking forward to a little break now.

      September 25, 2020 - 6:56 pm Reply
  • WanderingCanadians

    Congrats on finishing your Travel Guide to Siem Reap! Looking forward to following along on your adventures in Turkey. Take care.

    September 25, 2020 - 6:52 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks guys, appreciate that. Hopefully we can start putting out your Turkey articles early next year.

      September 25, 2020 - 6:57 pm Reply
  • Jyothi

    Great posts on Siem Reap, Cambodia! Congratulations on finishing your travel guide!

    September 25, 2020 - 8:43 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thank you very much for reading!

      September 25, 2020 - 8:45 pm Reply
      • Jyothi

        My pleasure!

        September 25, 2020 - 8:47 pm
  • Rebecca

    Wow, sounds like you had quite the adventure in Cambodia! I thoroughly enjoyed all of the posts you wrote of it (even if I didn’t comment on all of them). Cam’t wait to see where you go in Turkey; I was there last year, and I had a good time. I’m sure you will, too! 😊

    September 26, 2020 - 2:22 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks Rebecca, really appreciate it!

      September 26, 2020 - 8:27 am Reply
  • Dale Shelton

    Hello Leighton. Thanks for connecting in instagram. Planning a trip to Cambodia in Oct 2021, think you will still be there?

    September 26, 2020 - 11:32 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Hey Dale, actually we just left Cambodia for Turkey. Hope the Siem Real guide comes in handy. Over the coming months, I’ll also be publishing articles from Kampot, Kep and Phnom Penh.

      September 26, 2020 - 3:51 pm Reply
  • I’ve Bean Travelling

    I will have to go back and read some of your older posts. I’ve enjoyed the ones I’ve come across since I discovered your blog. Thanks for sharing!

    September 26, 2020 - 7:52 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for your support! Hope you enjoy the others.

      September 26, 2020 - 8:03 pm Reply
  • Eromonsele Emmanuel

    I certainly can’t wait for your adventures in Turkey and I’ve learnt a lot about Siem Reap from you from the coconuts and street art, temples to haha, Tom Cruise. Great work Leighton and I like how you spend time to explore places, nine months is sure a long stay… and that’s the kind of travel I want to be involved in years from now. Keep writing Sir!

    September 27, 2020 - 6:00 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Very kind words Emmanuel, thanks for your loyal readership!

      September 27, 2020 - 10:38 am Reply
  • Travel with a Pen

    Congratulations on completing the series and thanks for doing so! It’s been lovely seeing parts of Cambodia through your eyes and looking forward to your adventures in Turkey.

    September 28, 2020 - 10:02 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for the support! We are having a blast in Turkey.

      September 29, 2020 - 3:22 am Reply
  • Jeric Urbayo

    Well done! I enjoy reading your stories.

    October 23, 2020 - 9:18 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thank you! Which stories have you read?

      October 23, 2020 - 9:45 pm Reply
      • Jeric Urbayo

        Your adventures in England. Hoping to visit it soon too.

        October 24, 2020 - 12:14 am
  • salsaworldtraveler

    Your Siem Reap/Cambodia posts were amazing. I enjoyed every one of them. Looking forward to more from Turkey or wherever. Thanks for taking us along.

    October 25, 2020 - 5:32 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks! Posting about South Korea for the next few weeks. Will return to a new series from Cambodia mid to late November.

      October 25, 2020 - 5:35 pm Reply

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