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Travel Report: Banteay Kdei Temple, Cambodia.

Banteay Kdei Temple, Cambodia. January, 2020. Back in our previous lives, long before Sladja and I even knew each other, we both spent a day touring The Temples of Angkor. My visit came in December 2015, hers shortly after in January 2016. Like so many Angkor first timers, we didn’t venture further than the so-called […]

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Travel Report: Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia.

November 2015. One of the many things I liked about my 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 grandeur and scale. Furthermore, the […]

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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: Lingshang Restaurant Village, Yongjia County.

Ling Shang Restaurant Village, Yongjia County. November 2017. Having spent the afternoon hiking around the wonderful Yongjia Shu Yuan National Park, I had naturally built up quite an appetite! I could have just gone to a local hole-in-the-wall and filled up on some cheerful cheapness. But then I’d have missed out on the wondrous, four […]

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Travel Report: Shu Yuan National Park, China.

Shu Yuan National Park – Yongjia County, China. November 2017. With winter finally starting to hit the southeast of China, I could feel my annual hibernation period calling me. Resolving to squeeze in one final trip before scuttling off to my man cave, I set off for Yongjia County. This rural region of Zhejiang Province […]

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Travel Report: Xin Yang River – Zhejiang Province, China.

Xin Yang River – Zhejiang Province, China. August 2017. I always got kick out of seeing isolated places in off-the-beaten-track China. And they certainly don’t get much more podunk than the largely unknown village of Xinyang in Zhejiang Province. Located an hour’s drive from the city of Ruian, my teaching buddies and I headed out […]

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Travel Report: Xu Ao Di Village, Taishun County.

Xu Ao Di Village Taishun County. November 2017. My visit to Taishun County stands as a major highlight of my travels across southern China. After all, I saw an array of ancient bridges, an abandoned temple, a stunning reservoir and an awesome three-tiered waterfall set in a remote forest-mountain park. Driving back to my Sixi […]

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