Our bus from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville was pretty uneventful, except for this: I have no idea who brought a goose on the bus. It just sort of appeared. Luckily, it was situated conveniently by the entrance to the bus, where it angrily hissed at whoever walked in or out of the bus. This made bathroom… Read More Seeing the Sights in Sihanoukville
We started out our day with the yummiest breakfast I’ve had since we landed in Asia. It’s a $3 breakfast buffet at HOC Cafe. HOC stands for Hope of Children; they are a small local organization that gives orphaned children a home and a chance for education. The cafe is supplied with local, organically grown… Read More Breakfast Buffet, Bamboo Train, and Bats!
Angkor is home to lots and lots of monkeys; fat ones that shell peanuts on stairs, agile ones that jump between ancient pillars, and tiny babies that hang from the trees. I absolutely adore animals, so I was fairly liberal with how many pictures I took of these funny little creatures.. I didn’t want to… Read More Monkey Madness at Angkor
After taking a break from temples and ruins yesterday, we’re back to exploring Angkor Archaeological Park. Today is our last day here, and we’re finally going to visit the famed Angkor Wat! We woke up at an even ungodlier hour (around 4:30), and tiptoed down to the ground floor of the hotel. Quietly, we unlocked… Read More Day 3 at Angkor: The Grand Finale
We did our first guided tour today! So far, we’ve always tried to stay away from tours – from what we’ve seen, they’re often crowded, more expensive, and feel very “cookie-cutter”. We prefer to go out and explore on our own, which gives us the freedom and flexibility to see Asia on our own watch… Read More Exploring Water Caves and Kayaking down the Nam Song
This is a bit of an off-topic post, but one I think is important! Koh Tao, and Thailand in general, is a beautiful place. The tropical climate means that plants grow like crazy, and indigenous animals thrive. But there’s one massive problem that threatens all of this natural beauty – plastic waste. Did you know… Read More Plastic Bottles and Plastic Oceans
Our flight from Vancouver landed in Taipei at around 4:45 in the morning, so we used the almost four hours of layover to explore the airport! It has a very artsy vibe to it, with both quirky and cultural installations scattered about. My favourite place was this little orchid nook – we both thought the flowers… Read More Layover in Taipei