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Category: Cambodia

December | Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam

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Day 137 – Chilly Maguire, Tomb Raider | Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

When people say we are on “vacation”, we correct them: we are traveling, not on vacation. If we were on vacation we wouldn’t spend 34 hours transiting a space that a flight could do in 5. We wouldn’t wash our clothes in a bucket borrowed from the cleaning lady. We probably wouldn’t get a good portion of our calories from instant noodles. And we wouldn’t wake up at 4:30am to catch a cheaper flight. However all vacationers, just like all travelers, will get up at the butt-crack of dawn for this: sunrise over Angkor Wat. Continue reading

1-Day Angkor Wat Itinerary: See the best of the best, without the crowds

We only had one day to see temples in Siem Reap, so we put together an itinerary (with our driver’s help) to see the main sites at times where there wouldn’t be too many people, including Angkor Wat at sunrise, the faces at Bayon, and the trees of Ta Prohm. If you have only one day at Angkor Wat then this would be a good schedule to follow! Continue reading

How To: Make your visit to Angkor Wat a Success! (and not a sweaty disaster)

Angkor Wat is a beautiful, eerie, awe-inspiring place… full of sweaty tourists and souvenir vendors. Here’s how to make it as great as it should be:  Continue reading