Tag: What to see and do Siem Reap

Travel Report: Kulen Elephant Forest, Cambodia.

Kulen Elephant Forest, Cambodia. April 2020. One of the great privileges of my life as a nomad has been the opportunity to spend time with wild animals. Bumping into a family of mischievous macaques on Gibraltar rock. Swimming with tropical fish off Malaysia’s Tioman Island. Coming face to face with the Siberian tigers of northeast […]

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Travel Report: Kulen National Park, Cambodia.

Kulen National Park, Cambodia. April 2020. Sladja and I had been largely self isolating for around a month when we began getting antsy. Don’t get me wrong, I was feeling beyond blessed to be stuck at a place as idyllic as Apsara Greenland Boutique. Nevertheless, a solid thirty days of writing in the same room […]

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Travel Report: Cambodia Landmine Museum.

Cambodia Landmine Museum. January 2020. Take even a rudimentary look into the history of Cambodia and before long you’ll find yourself entering the tragic world of the landmine. During decades of war, experts say at least six million landmines found their way into Cambodian soil. Moreover, these evil devices have been responsible for the deaths and […]

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Travel Report: APOPO Humanitarian Demining, Siem Reap.

APOPO Humanitarian Demining. February 2020. I’ve always tried to seek out unique and quirky travel projects. It would be boring if I was always posting about temples, churches, beaches and museums. Moreover, these more unusual experiences are invariably the most fun to write about. There have been ample weird and wonderful sights here in Cambodia these past […]

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Travel Report: Artisans Angkor, Siem Reap.

Artisans Angkor, Siem Reap. January 2020. A common misconception about Siem Reap is the idea that, aside from The Angkor Temples, “there’s nothing much to see”. I hear this time and time again. Moreover, I remember reading several blogs that claimed 2-3 days is enough to “do Siem Reap”. One blogger confidently stated that he’d “seen everything” during his […]

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Travel Report: Angkor National Museum, Cambodia.

January 2020. If you’re coming to Siem Reap to see the world famous Angkor Temples, there really is only one place that offers visitors an authentic window into the history and culture of The Khmer Empire. Hence Sladja and I cleared an afternoon and headed off to Angkor National Museum, a state-of-the-art exhibition housed in a […]

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Travel Report: Bon Om Touk Water Festival, Cambodia.

Bon Om Touk Water Festival, Cambodia November 2015. I’ve always enjoyed Siem Reap’s predominantly sleepy vibe. Back during my first spell here I quickly learned to stay away from the frenetic Old Market and irksome Pub Street. Despite being the gateway to the world famous Angkor Temples, I never had trouble finding a sleepy cafe […]

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Travel Report: Psar Leu Market, Siem Reap.

March 2020. Another Asian city, another colourful, frantic market for 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 three […]

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Travel Report: Joe Bar Garage and Grill, Siem Reap.

Joe Bar Garage and Grill, Siem Reap. April, 2020. I love it when you spontaneously take a chance on a restaurant and end up hitting the jackpot. Sladja and I were strolling down Salakamreuk Road one evening looking for dinner when we found ourselves drawn to a lit up beer garden across the road. Hm, […]

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