Cambodia had been on my travel bucketlist ever since I read ‘First they killed my father’ last year. The conflicting stories I heard from other parents just made me more dedicated to see and experience it for myself. Some people (like me) love Cambodia, other hated it. I think it takes a bit of time to grow on you. And if you rush through and only visit Siem Reap, you won’t get to see the best side of Cambodia. The poor, dirty, still recovering from war, but so so beautiful side. The smiling, loving people who have had to endure so much. The stunning landscapes, from mountains to beaches. The magic that makes Cambodia so cool. After the relative comfort, prosperity and touristicness of Vietnam, Cambodia’s shitty roads, shitty buses and shitty hostels were a breath of fresh air. That rugged, down in the dirt kind of travel that I love. Sure, traveling in Cambodia isn’t always rainbows and butterflies, but it is so worth it. Here are a few things you should know before you go and see it for yourself: … More Things to know before you visit Cambodia
Cambodia is a beautiful country, but most backpackers don’t give it the attention it deserves. It’s a poor country with a tragic recent past, but still everyone walks around with a smile on their face. Cambodians are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Most tourists blaze through on their way from Thailand to Vietnam, just to tick Angkor Wat off their bucketlist. But there are so many cool and beautiful places in Cambodia worth visiting. These were my favourites: … More Places to visit in Cambodia
Vietnamese food has taken the world by storm. The tasty, flavourful dishes, such as Pho, have become popular all around the globe. Fresh ingredients and herbs, with Chinese and French influence, make Vietnamese cuisine what it is. Each region has its own specialties and versions of staples such as Pho and Bahn My. The food in the north is more similar to Chinese, whereas food in the north has some subtle Thai notes.
Although it hasn’t replaced Thai as my favourite South East Asia cuisine, I thoroughly enjoyed eating my way through Vietnam. Here are some of the dishes you should absolutely try: … More Things to eat in Vietnam
Motorbikes are a beloved and convenient mode of transportation in South East Asia. In Vietnam, they are especially popular among backpackers who want to drive from one end of the country to the other. Lots of people buy a bike for a long trip or do rent a bike for the day to explore and … More Things to know about riding a motorbike in Vietnam
After spending a month in Vietnam, I can confidently say that I am not an expert on the country. But I can give you some helpful advice. These tips should help you be a bit better prepared than I was. … More Things to know before you visit Vietnam