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Travel Report: Ta Prohm Temple – Angkor, 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 – Angkor, Cambodia.

November 2015. A day or two spent touring Cambodia’s astounding temples of Angkor is one of South East Asia’s definitive highlights. Bayon Temple, known locally as The Temple of Faces, is one of the region’s most impressive structures. This is mainly down to its wondrous 200+ carved faces! Having started my day tour with the […]

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Travel Report: Psar Leu Market, Cambodia.

October 2015. Another Asian city, another colourful and frantic market from 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, take a […]

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Travel Report: Bon Om Touk Water Festival, Cambodia.

November 2015. For the most part Siem Reap is a laid-back city. Especially considering the number of tourists it draws in as the gateway to the nearby Angkor temples. Stay away from the frenetic Old Market and the irksome Pub Street and a pleasingly languid, feet-up vibe prevails. However, a great option for experiencing the […]

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Travel Report: F.B. International School – Siem Reap, Cambodia.

November 2015. In the autumn of 2015 I flew to Cambodia to take up a teaching post at F.B. International School in the city of Siem Reap. It’s safe to say I was more than a little wary of what awaited me. Especially as the job posting had been nothing more than a Facebook ad. […]

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