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Travel Report: Banteay Srei Temple, Cambodia.

Banteay Srei Temple. January, 2020. One day, when I look back on my adventures exploring The Angkor Temples, I imagine I might reflect on which of these magnificent creations was my favourite. Even at this early stage I feel Banteay Srei could be a strong contender. Located a considerable thirty two kilometres from the centre […]

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Travel Report: 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 pale in comparison. […]

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Travel Report: Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap. June 2020. What an amazing journey it’s been these last few months interviewing the cafe and restaurant owners of Siem Reap. Hearing their unique backstories, eating their wonderful food, diving into South East Asia’s most underrated coffee scene. Now that our 12-article series is finally wrapped up, it’s […]

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Travel Report: Miss Wong Cocktail Bar, Siem Reap.

Miss Wong Cocktail Bar, Siem Reap. June 2020. Sladja and I have spoken with countless business owners during the making of our Siem Reap cafes and restaurants series. About their backstories and what makes SR such a special place. And, of course, about the many hardships brought on by COVID-19. Time and time again, the […]

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Travel Report: Where to Stay in Siem Reap.

Where to Stay in Siem Reap. June 2020. Cambodia really is one of Asia’s jewels when it comes to fantastic accommodation at affordable prices. Here in Siem Reap, my eventful and somewhat chaotic adventures throughout 2020 have seen me experience all sides of the city’s varied hospitality landscape. As the gateway to the stunning Temples of […]

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Travel Report: Suon Angkor Boutique Hotel, Siem Reap.

Suon Angkor Boutique Hotel. March 2020. I’ll never forget our crazy months living in Siem Reap at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. By late March we were both frantically trying to find flights somewhere… anywhere that would allow us to stay together. Primarily, it had to be a country that looked kindly upon our […]

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Travel Report: Foster Apartments, Siem Reap.

Foster Apartments Siem Reap Jan-March 2020. Back on the 24th of January Sladja and I were super excited! After three weeks living in a tiny room at a cheap-as-chips guesthouse, we were finally moving into our own apartment! Actually, the place belonged to my old teaching buddy Jonathon, who’d been living here for a couple […]

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Travel Report: Apsara Greenland Boutique Hotel, Siem Reap.

Apsara Greenland Boutique Hotel, Siem Reap. It’s weird to think that just a few months ago Sladja and I were in crisis. All around us people were fleeing, flights were getting cancelled and borders closing. Moreover, one of us had a cough and wasn’t feeling so great. It was all quite stressful. True to our […]

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Travel Report: Wine O’ Clock, Siem Reap.

Wine O’ Clock Siem Reap. May 2020. Even in a city with a food and drink scene as diverse and competitive as Siem Reap, Wine O’ Clock has succeeded in carving out its own little niche. Sladja and I first came here back in January when we’d had a hankering for fresh sandwiches. After a […]

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Travel Report: Little Red Fox Espresso, Siem Reap.

Little Red Fox Espresso. May 2020. Ask me to reveal my favourite Siem Reap restaurant and I might give you a different answer on any given day. But pin me down on the subject of the city’s best coffee and there’ll be no beating around the bush. For the real deal… the bomb… the dog’s bollocks […]

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