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  • Day 2 – Colombo 🇱🇰

    Our first full day in Colombo began with a filling breakfast in our hotel of fruit, omelette, toast and pancakes. We’d aimed to take it easy, but instead somehow spent the whole day exploring and walking in the heat… like we always seem to do on our first day of holiday.   In the morning,…

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    Day 34 – Siem Reap 🇰🇭

    Today is the last real day of our holiday, tomorrow we will be travelling back to Bangkok for one night before our long journey home. So we decided to fill today with as many minutes of sunshine and as many memories of Siem Reap as possible. We woke up at 4am for our sunrise trip…

    Day 33 – Siem Reap 🇰🇭

    After buying a three day pass for the Angkor complex, we returned today to explore more of the temples. Our trusty tuk tuk picked us up as promised and for $15 drove us around for the day. We spent the day exploring at our own pace, each temple unique we were continuously stunned by the…

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    Day 32 – Siem Reap 🇰🇭

      Today we spent the morning relaxing and doing a little bit of work by the hotel pool. Followed by an afternoon exploring the markets of Siem Reap to get some gifts to take home. We had a couple of beers on Pub Street just as the sun was setting followed by dinner at a little…

    Day 30 – Phnom Penh to Siem Reap 🇰🇭

    Up early again for another bus across the country (6hrs), this time to Siem Reap another large city close to the lost city of Angkor. The journey was fine and didn’t seem to last too long, again with a glimpse of more rural Cambodian lives on the way. Once arriving in Siem Reap we walked…

    Day 29 – Phnom Penh 🇰🇭

    Our last full day in Phnom Penh was pretty relaxed with a morning spent up in the roof top pool. After a few hours of swimming and lounging around in the sun, we enjoyed lunch from the hotel. Once again we tried to get into the Royal Palace… we had checked opening times online but…

    Day 28 – Phnom Penh 🇰🇭

    On our third day in Phnom Penh we decided to do something really special. The illegal wildlife trade in this part of the world is a big problem, for years animals have been hunted and used for Chinese medicine, killed for fur or sold as exotic pets and status symbols. This combined with the destruction of natural…

    Day 27 – Phnom Penh 🇰🇭

    Our second day in the city started with a visit to the National Museum. A spectacular building, with a beautiful courtyard garden, this was a little haven from the crazy streets. The museum hosts a large display of Khmer Empire art and sculptures. Some dating back thousands of years, we’d never seen so many stone…

    Day 26 – Phnom Penh 🇰🇭

    Day one in Phnom Penh started with a filling breakfast served whilst overlooking the city from the restaurant on the 9th floor of our hotel. Today we have a morning of sight seeing of a different kind, with a visit to S21 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Both of us knew a little bit about the history…

    Day 25 – Ho Chi Minh City 🇻🇳 To Phnom Penh 🇰🇭

    Today we are going on to the last destination of the holiday – Cambodia. We had planned to fly between Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh, but when we came to book the flights they were much more expensive around £130 each compared to the other flights which cost us between £40 and £70. To…