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"Short stories and travel reports from my life adventures around the globe".

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Travel Report: Madrid, Spain.

Madrid, Spain. June 2013. In the summer of 2013 my seemingly perfect life in Amsterdam shattered into a thousand pieces. After eight years together, S and I decided it was time to go our separate ways. Our subsequent divorce would eventually see me leave my job and say goodbye to The Netherlands altogether. It was easily […]

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The Outstanding Blog Award!

Hey everyone, I recently picked up The Outstanding Blog Award thanks to a nomination from Ann-Kathrin at The Wandering Explorer Travel Blog. This is my second WordPress award and hey, it feels nice, especially coming from a talented blogger like Ann-Kathrin. As the tradition goes, I have to answer her seven questions and then nominate […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Kampot.

Cool Spots Around Kampot. —— July-September 2020. Most travellers only spend a few days in the city of Kampot, using it as a base for nearby Bokor National Park. Indeed the majority of blog articles focuses exclusively on the park and a scattering of other provincial sites, such as La Plantation. One advantage of spending […]

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Travel Report: Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple, Kampot.

Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple, Kampot. —— September 2020. Sladja and I had been holed up in our guesthouse room for the better part of a week when we started to become agitated. We needed to get out, stretch our legs and cross another sight off our Kampot to-do list. Scanning our notes, I found my […]

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Travel Report: The Praek Tuek Chhu River, Kampot.

The Praek Tuek Chhu River, Kampot. —— August 2020. There’s a charming languor to the Cambodian city of Kampot. On my first visit here with Wonderboy in 2015, we both remarked on how it felt more like a small town than a city. The kind of place where you can (and we did) while away […]

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Travel Report: Nibi Spa, Kampot.

Nibi Spa, Kampot. —— August, 2020. I’ve always been into massage and spas. As a born worrier and chronic overthinker, I need these kinds of treatments to restore some physical and mental balance. Looking back, these chill out days represent some of my most memorable travel experiences. I recall fondly my day at a traditional […]

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Travel Report: La Plantation Pepper Farm, Kampot.

La Plantation Pepper Farm, Kampot. —— September 2020. Who would have thought that the less-trodden province of Kampot in Cambodia is home to some of the world’s best pepper farms? It’s something to do with the mineral rich soil and the intensity of the rainy season, among other factors. Venture out of Kampot’s sleepy city […]

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Travel Report: Bokor National Park, Cambodia.

Bokor National Park. —— December 2015 & August 2020. It was a typically burning hot day in Kampot as our tuk tuk began puffing up the steep, winding roads of Bokor Mountain. Despite the sapping summer heat, I felt thrilled to be returning to one of the world’s most fascinating national parks. Wonderboy and I […]

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