Being one of the most typical images that people associate with the exoticism of Thailand, Bangkok’s floating markets are a common attraction on every traveller ‘to see list’, a treat not only for the eyes but for all the senses. Colourful sights, tasty food, interesting smells… it’s a whole package to spice up your journey with a day well spent. Views from Amphawa and Tha Ka floating markets. The most famous one, and honestly the Read more…
The rise of social entrepreneurship is arriving strong in Cambodia, with a lot of great examples of social enterprises and shops providing high quality and trendy products made by underprivileged communities and supporting various social empowerment projects. And having Cambodia such a great culture of weaving, exquisite fabrics like silk and iconic items such as the krama (the traditional Khmer scarf), of course this trend will reach as well fashion and accessories industry. While passing through Phnom Penh, have a look on some of these ideas of places to do your shopping while supporting the development of this beautiful country!
One of the best features of big cities is how the flow of millions of people affects the general mindset of its inhabitants, the consequence of different cultures mixing together and creativity sparkling on every corner. And, of course, how this supports the growth of an art scene. The Bangkok Art Scene is a great example of this, being one of the most interesting art capitals in Asia. Dig deep on its art galleries and cultural centres to learn more about Asian art and see for yourself some of the work of the best artists from the region!
Bangkok is a huge and dynamic city that goes way beyond the ‘chaotic city full of traffic and prostitution’ kind of generalisation that many travellers give to it. Being one of the largest and fast growing capitals in Asia, there is a rich mix of cultures and experiences to be explored, an intense rhythm of life and wide variety of influences to savour. This is our selection of some of the things not to miss Read more…
Being such a long journey, and with so many rumours of being a bumpy and troubled one (especially while crossing the border), going from Cambodia to Thailand by bus can be an itchy experience. How surprised were we to actually go through it without any hassles and in a quite comfortable way! This is our experience of travelling with Nattakan bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok, a company that provides a direct journey without having Read more…
Ready for the ferry to departure!
Just in front of Kratie, accessible through a short boat ride, is one of the most relaxed and genuine tourist destinations in the whole country. A sort of ecotourism paradise, an island called Koh Trong filled with cozy home stays, rice fields, opportunities to meet friendly locals and get to know their lifestyle, or simply chill at the beach and swim on the beautiful Mekong river.
If you are a coffee lover like us, you probably already indulge yourself with the local coffees in the places you travel, and being Cambodia a coffee-producing country, it even makes more sense to do it here. In case you are passing by the capital, we present you some options for finding coffee places in Phnom Penh!
Okay so you came to Cambodia with plenty of time to travel around, you went to Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat, to Phnom Penh and its historical sites, you visited the beaches of Sihanoukville or Otres and relaxed by the river in Kampot. You even went to explore some pristine islands like Koh Rong Samloem or Koh Takiev, and had a ride in the bamboo train of Battambang. So the question you are currently asking is, now what? Read on for some examples of alternative places to visit in Cambodia!
Still pretty much undeveloped and with a tourism industry still based in simple accommodations and experiencing the local lifestyle, South Laos is a beautiful region to explore and relax a bit before you continue your trip. Read on to make sure you don’t miss out when you visit South Laos.
Not only is one of the most relaxed towns you can find while traveling in Southeast Asia, Kampot is actually an interesting historical site with its colonial buildings and a thriving artistic hotspot full of Cambodian and expat rock bands and trendy cafés! It is the most attractive destination in South Cambodia.