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Travel Report: Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia.

Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia. November 2015. One of the many things I liked about my first day touring Angkor’s amazing temples is that each structure we visited had a clear identity that set it apart from the others. As one of the so-called modern wonders of the world, Angkor Wat was an experience of pure […]

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Travel Report: Bayon Temple, Cambodia.

Bayon Temple, Cambodia. November 2015. A day or two spent touring Cambodia’s astounding Angkor Temples is one of South East Asia’s definitive highlights. One of Angkor’s most fascinating structures is Bayon Temple, known locally as The Temple of Faces. Having started my day tour with the incredible Angkor Wat, I was wondering if Bayon might […]

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Travel Report: Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Thanks to all of you for following my extensive series of travel articles on What to See and Do in Siem Reap. So far, I’ve avoided the province’s biggest draw, the world famous Angkor Temples. Now, it’s finally time to dive in. But before sharing the spots I visited with Sladja in 2020, I’m gonna take […]

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Angkor National Museum, Cambodia.

Angkor National Museum, Cambodia. January 2020. If you’re coming to Siem Reap to see the world famous Angkor Temples, there really is only one place that offers visitors an authentic window into the history and culture of The Khmer Empire. Hence Sladja and I cleared an afternoon and headed off to Angkor National Museum, a state-of-the-art […]

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Travel Report: Tribe Art Gallery, Siem Reap.

Tribe Art Gallery, Siem Reap. June 2020. I always enjoyed the flourishes of street art peppered around Siem Reap’s trendy Kandal Village. Each time we came here, usually for coffee at The Little Red Fox, sometimes for breakfast at Ivy Guesthouse, Sladja and I would notice something new. Eventually, an almost shameful six months into […]

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The Royal Independence Gardens, Siem Reap.

Royal Independence Gardens, Siem Reap. May 2020. I’ve spent a great deal of time championing the city of Siem Reap on these pages of mine. Hopefully, at the very least, I’ve dispelled the misguided notion that there’s not much to do beyond the world famous temples. That said, it’s probably time to share one of the […]

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Travel Report: Kulen National Park, Cambodia.

Kulen National Park, Cambodia. April 2020. Sladja and I had been largely self isolating for around a month when we began getting antsy. Don’t get me wrong, I was feeling beyond blessed to be stuck in a place as idyllic as Apsara Greenland Boutique. Nevertheless, a solid thirty days of writing in the same room can […]

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Travel Report: Phare, The Cambodian Circus.

Phare The Cambodian Circus. March 2020. Looking back on our time in Cambodia and the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, I can actually pinpoint the precise moment the world last felt normal. If I can even use such a word. It was the 3rd of March 2020 and Sladja and I were making our way inside the […]

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The APOPO Hero Rats, Siem Reap.

The APOPO Hero Rats, Siem Reap. February 2020. I’ve always tried to seek out unique and quirky travel projects. After all, it would be boring if I was always posting about temples, churches, beaches and museums. Although I have indeed done plenty of that over the years. Moreover, these more unusual experiences are invariably the most […]

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Travel Report: Psar Leu Market, Siem Reap.

Psar Leu Market. March 2020. Another Asian city, another colourful, frantic market for the Leighton Travels archives. Siem Reap has a ripe market scene, with most people heading for the Old Market in the heart of town near Pub Street. But if you wanna strip back all the hassle from vendors and their overpriced goods, […]

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