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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 two […]

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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 eyes […]

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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 an […]

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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 hammam […]

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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 centre […]

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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 had […]

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Travel Report: Koh Rong Island, Cambodia.

Koh Rong Island, Cambodia. December 2015. It was hard to imagine that Christmas was around the corner. In just under a few weeks I’d be flying back to Scotland where there’d be snow, mince pies and dog walks in the local forest. It was all a million miles away from the blue skies and glistening […]

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Travel Report: Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

Sihanoukville, Cambodia. December 2015. It was a typically hot and humid Cambodian afternoon when Wonderboy and I arrived in the city of Sihanoukville. The plan was simple, all we wanted was a few days of beach lazing and overeating before our boat out to the nearby island of Koh Rong. Where, funnily enough, exactly the […]

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